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Speech and Debate tournaments are where AHS/SILSA Speech and Debate students shows their prowess. We travel to various schools around the state and perform speeches and debate current events. We even attend a tournament at Harvard University.  We encourage (very strongly) parents to become judges and attend tournaments with our team. Take a look at the schedule below and sign up for a tournament today!

There is a fee for students to attend a tournament. Each student gets a Golden Ticket (one pre-paid tournament fee). All other tournaments must be paid for. If you judge a tournament, the tournament fee is waived.

Tournament Schedule

Asheville Speech and Debate Schedule

Tournament Signup

Sign up to Judge a Tournament

Tournament Payments

You can pay for your student’s tournament online or by sending in cash or check to the school. Checks can be made out to AHS/SILSA Speech and Debate.

Online Tournament Payments

AHS/SILSA Transportation Policy

  • Students are to ride the activity bus unless they are being taken in a separate vehicle driven by their own parent.  If this happens, the coaches need to have this in writing from the parent at least three days before the trip.  A parent may not under any circumstances transport a student other than their own.
  • Parents are welcome to drive their own vehicle or take the bus (space permitting) if they are going to a tournament.  The coaches need to know if you will be taking the bus or not so we can plan spacing.
  • Parents carpooling with other parents is also permitted as long as no student is in the vehicle except for the driver’s student.  A student cannot be a passenger in another parent’s vehicle even if their parent is a passenger in that vehicle.  For a student to be in the vehicle, their parent must be the DRIVER.
  • Students may never drive themselves to tournaments.
  • If multiple buses or vehicles are used, the coaches must have a record of who is in what vehicle at all times.  The coaches will assign the bus and the student must stick to the assigned bus.