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Interested in Joining the Speech & Debate Team?

Who can participate on the Speech & Debate Team?
Holy Cross Academy students in 5th-8th grade
Parish families with students in 5th-8th grade
St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School students in 6th-8th grade

 Where does the team practice?
The team practices at Central Catholic High School, as middle school students have the opportunity to work with members of  Central Catholic's nationally ranked Speech & Debate Team!
          Canton Central Catholic
          4824 West Tuscarawas Ave
          Canton, Ohio 44708

When will the team meet?
The team starts off with a Speech & Debate Workshop. The workshop is intended to introduce students to public speaking and presentation skills.  
        October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
        5:00-8:00 pm on Sundays

The competitive Speech & Debate Team begins practicing after the skills workshop noted above (to compete with the team students must be returning team members or have completed the Speech & Debate Workshop): 
        November 13, 20
        December 11, 18
        January 8, 22
        *Plus Saturday tournament competition dates which will be announced. 


What are the fees?
The Speech & Debate Team Participation Fees include all supplies, practices, registration fees for all local Stark County held tournaments and the team party. 

Speech & Debate Workshop is $50/student
Competition Team Participation is $100
Participation in both the Workshop & Competition Team is $125

MAIL OR HAND DELIVER REGISTRATION TO:
          HOLY CROSS ACADEMY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
          ATTN: KRISTIE CRAMER
          219 EAST MAPLE STREET UNIT 205
          NORTH CANTON, OH 44720

*All fees should be paid by the first practice. We can only accept cash or checks, checks can be made out to Holy Cross Catholic Schools.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE COACHES: 
          Kristie Cramer, via email at kcramer@starkholycrossacademy.com or by phone 330-526-8366
          Penny Harris, via email at pharris@cchsweb.com