Speech & Debate

Debate

The competitive debate team competes in the OSSAA, National Forensic League, and Tournament of Champions qualifier tournaments. “We strive for distinction in team policy, Lincoln Douglas, foreign extemporaneous speaking, domestic extemporaneous speaking, and Congress debate fields,” Savill added. Utilizing novice, junior varsity and varsity squads, the team pursues a mix of stock issue debating alongside more esoteric tactics such as creative and original critiques.

Schedules and Results

Grapevine HS (Tournament of Champions Qualifier): September 11-12, 2015
The team got a good look at Texas debating and while we came up short in the prelim rounds we definitely did better than last year.



University of Central Oklahoma (5A/6A): October 23-24, 2015

  • Novice Policy Debate
    • 1st place – Olivia S. and Elizabeth C.
    • 3rd place – Caleb K. and Sam I.
    • 1st place Best Speaker – Elizabeth C.
    • 3rd place Best Speaker – Sam I.
    • 4th place Best Speaker – Olivia S.
  • 5A Policy Debate
    • 1st place – Megan S. and Halle B.



Moore (5A/6A): November 6-7, 2015
The novice team did very well at this tough tournament and took home the first place novice sweepstakes award given to the best overall novice team!

  • Novice Policy Debate
    • 1st place – Olivia S. and Elizabeth C.
    • 2nd place – Sam I. and Caleb K.
    • 4th place – Maddi G. and Ally J.
    • 1st place Best Speaker – Elizabeth C.
  • Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate
    • 4th place – Anna B.



Southmoore (5A/6A): November 13-14, 2015
The novice team did very well at the tournament, sweeping the quarterfinals out of a 19 team tournament! Congratulations everyone!

  • 5A Policy Debate
    • 1st place – Jared D. and Karson K.
    • 3rd place – Megan S. and Halle B.
  • Novice Policy Debate
    • 1st place – Olivea S. and Elizabeth C.
    • 2nd place – Luke P. and Thomas W.
    • 3rd place – Noah M. and Will H.
    • 1st place Best Speaker – Elizabeth C.



University of Texas at Austin, Longhorn Classic (Tournament of Champions Qualifier): December 4-5, 2015
The varsity team, many new to this level of debate, took a beating but kept up their spirits and fought well until the end with everyone winning at least one round.

Special congratulations to Emma H. and Dalton S. who took 9th place out of 52 teams in the national novice division. Very well done!



Heritage Hall (Tournament of Champions Qualifier): January 16-17, 2016
The varsity team competed well but fell short in the prelim rounds in this very tough national circuit tournament. The novice team of Sam I. and Caleb K. achieved ninth place out of 24 teams from states such as Texas, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Good job guys!


Putnam City (5A/6A): January 22-23, 2016
Crossings swept the first three spots in the 5A policy debate tournament! The results were:

  • 1st place – Andi B. and Will H.
  • 2nd place – Gardner R. and Ethan B.
  • 3rd place – Dalton S. and Emma H.

Andi B. won first place speaker which is given to the person who scored the highest in overall persuasiveness and ability.



Colleyville Heritage in Dallas (Tournament of Champions Qualifier): February 3-4, 2016
Against teams from all over the south, our teams tried their best but came away with few wins. We definitely learned a lot competing against these great schools and hope to use those lessons in the future.


Owasso (5A/6A): February 19, 2016
After the brutal stretch of “it’s a learning experience” tournaments in Texas, it was nice to debate locally and see the improvement made by the teams, especially in the tougher Champs division. I am pleased to announce the following results from the Owasso 5A/6A tournament:

  • 5A Champs Division
    • 1st place – Andi B. and Megan S.
    • 2nd place – Franki K. and Noah M.



National Speech and Debate Association District Tournament at OU (3A/4A/5A/6A): March 3-5, 2016
In a tournament with 31 teams where when you lose twice you are out, the team of Megan S. and Halle B. made it to the final 12 teams before losing their second. Karson K. and Jared D. made it into the top 16. Good work at this tough qualifying tournament to nationals!


OSSAA Regional Tournament (5A): March 11-12, 2016
The team performed well at this tough regional tournament.

  • 2nd place – Megan S. and Halle B.
  • 3rd place – Franki K. and Noah M.
  • 4th place – Andi B. and Will H.
  • 5th place – Karson K. and Jared D.



OSSAA State Tournament (5A): April 8-9, 2016
We did it! State champions! Congratulations and great work team!

  • State Champions – Megan S. and Halle B.
  • 3rd place – Andi B. and Will H.
  • 4th place – Jred D. and Karson K.
  • 5th place – Franki K. and Noah M.



St. Mark’s Novice Roundup in Dallas (National Novice): April 29-30, 2016
Our first year at this very tough national novice tournament. With 31 teams from California, Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia (they sent their high school novice state champion, a team from Woodward Academy) and even Washington, D.C., we took a “let’s just go down and see what it is like” exploratory mindset as my middle school teams debated against mostly freshmen and sophomores. They debated seven rounds total and persevered through a lot of fatigue, especially in the 6th and 7th rounds on Saturday.

  • 6th place – Elizabeth C. and Olivia S.
  • 21st place – Caleb K. and Hunter D.

The Crossings Debate squad competed at and against the following levels:

  • OSSAA Class 5A
  • OSSAA Class 5A/6A schools in Tournament of Champions qualifiers
  • Champion and open division at local tournaments
  • NFL District tournament

Grapevine, TX (Tournament of Champions Qualifier): September 12 – 13, 2014
We took two teams, Karson K. and Jared D. with Andi B. and Franki K., to this very tough national-level tournament. We prepared better than we ever had before but the competition remained fierce. We learned a lot about where our weaknesses are which will prepare us for the rest of the season.



Edmond North (5A/6A): October 3 – 4, 2014

  • 5A Varsity CX – Competing for the first time at the 5A level, Crossings closed out finals! Karson K. and Jared D. achieved 1st place with Franki Karns and Andi Butler taking second! Both teams qualify for the Regional OSSAA tournament in March.
  • Novice CX – Out of a field of 27 teams, from the likes of Casady, Moore, Edmond North, Norman North, Heritage Hall, and Harding Charter Prep among others, the team of Megan S. and Halle B. took 1st place!
  • Novice LD – Out of a field of 92, from the likes of about every 5A and 6A school in the state, 6th grader Ana B. broke to the top 32 before falling.



University of Central Oklahoma (5A/6A): October 24 – 25, 2014
Congratulations for competing and representing Christ so well. Competing against Heritage Hall, Moore, Capitol Hill, and Casady, the team achieved quite a bit.

  • Novice Cross-Examination results
    • 1st place – Olivia S. and Elizabeth C.
    • 4th place – Emma H., Maddi G., and Lana S.
  • Novice Lincoln Douglas results
    • 2nd place – Anna B.
    • 3rd place – Sam O.
    • 5th place – Matthew K.
    • 6th place – Ashlyn D.
  • Novice Best Speaker – Cross-Examination
    • 5th place – Elizabeth C.
    • 6th place – Olivia S.
  • Novice Best Speaker – Lincoln Douglas
    • 2nd place – Anna B.
    • 4th place – Trevor L.
    • 5th place – Jesse M.
  • Varsity Best Speaker – Cross-examination
    • 5th place – Franki K.



Moore (5A/6A): November 7-8, 2014
The team represented the school well. Competing against Heritage Hall, Guymon, and Harding Charter Prep, I am pleased to announce that the novice debate team swept the semi-finals! We continued to debate onward and crowned a champion. Please congratulate the following:

  • 1st – Gardner R. and Jack P.
  • 2nd – Olivia S. and Elizabeth C.
  • 3rd – Halle B. and Megan S.
  • 4th – Emily W. and Nancy W.
  • The varsity team of Jared D. and Karson K. achieved 3rd place in the 5A tournament. Good job guys!



Westmoore (5A/6A): November 21-22, 2014
The team did well at this pre-Thanksgiving tournament. Megan S. and Jack P. achieved 3rd place while Olivia S. and Elizabeth C. took 4th. Good debating team!


Longhorn Classic, U of Texas, Austin, (Tournament of Champions Qualifier: Dec 5-6, 2014
After a fun trip down there, Halle B. and Megan S. took 19th place out of 58 teams, three spots away from breaking to octos (top 16). Megan S. achieved 9th place speaker out of 118 debaters! Also, Karson K. and Jared D., in their first national-level varsity tournament, won two rounds! Congratulations to them all.


Casady Novice Tournament: Dec 13, 2014
The novice Lincoln Douglas team did very well! We enjoyed seeing the Casady campus and getting to know their school. Please congratulate the following:

  • 3rd place – Ashlyn D.
  • 4th place – Carleigh B.
  • Best Speaker in Novice LD:
    • 1st place: Ashlyn D.
    • 4th place: Madie B.
    • 5th place: Anna B.



Heritage Hall (Tournament of Champions Qualifier): January 16-18, 2015
Results: Debating against some of the best teams from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, California, Michigan, and Oklahoma, including schools like Little Rock Central, Charles Page, Liberal Arts and Science (Austin), Edmond North, Jenks, Hall, Lincoln Prep, and Rogers Heritage, the novice team of Halle B. and Megan S. achieved 5th place out of 22 teams, the best we have ever done in three years at this tournament. Also, Halle B. received the 3rd place best speaker award! Congratulations to both of them for placing in such a hard tournament.


Tulsa Union (5A/6A): January 30-31, 2015
Our first time here, we swept the finals! Please congratulate Franki K. and Karson K. took 1st place while Andi B. and Jared D. achieved second. Also, kudos to Andi B. for achieving 1st place best speaker!


Norman North (5A/6A): February 27-28, 2015
Cancelled due to snow storm.


National Speech and Debate Association District Tournament at OU (3A/4A/5A/6A): March 5-7, 2015
Open Policy Debate team competed well but did not make it past the preliminary rounds. We learned a lot about the kritik at this tournament and will be ready for this argument next year!


OSSAA Regional Tournament (5A): March 27-28, 2015
5A Policy Debate
Karson K. and Jared D. took first place and Franki K. and Andi B. took second place and are ready for the state tournament. Way to go teams!


OSSAA State Tournament at OU (5A): April 9-11, 2015
5A Policy Debate
Karson K. and Jared D. achieved second in the OSSAA 5A team Policy tournament! Andi B. and Franki K. took fourth. Well done in representing Crossings Christian!

The Crossings Debate squad competed at and against the following levels:

  • OSSAA Class 3A
  • OSSAA Class 5A/6A schools in Tournament of Champions qualifiers
  • Champion and open division at local tournaments
  • NFL District tournament

Grapevine, TX (Tournament of Champions Qualifier): September 13 – 14, 2013
We took one team (Lexie Fredrickson and Christian Bayley) at this large national-level tournament. We did not break into the elimination rounds but we got a good look at the level of preparedness these top national teams have done so early in the year. We definitely will attend next year.



Edmond North (5A/6A): October 4 – 5, 2013
We took nine cross-examination teams and three Lincoln Douglas competitors to this tournament and competed against the likes of Edmond North, Edmond Santa Fe, Moore, Classen SAS, Guymon, Heritage Hall, and Casady. Out of 33 teams in the novice cross-examination tournament, three made it to the quarterfinals and one to the semi-finals.

  • Quarterfinalists
    • Jackson H. and Logan R.
    • Megan S. and Halle B.
    • Karson K. and Luke M.
  • 3rd place – Jackson H. and Logan R.



University of Central Oklahoma (5A/6A): October 25 – 26, 2013
Results: We sent 22 debaters to this tough 6A tournament, competing against the likes of Heritage Hall, Edmond North, Edmond Santa Fe, Moore, Casady, Binger-Oney, and Hydro-Eakly (their first tournament in the history of their school!). Our debaters did well!
Cross-Examination novice policy debate (out of 17 teams):

  • 3rd place – Camryn C. and Karson K.
  • 4th place – Kylie B. and Jared D.
  • Best Speaker Award (out of 34 competitors):
    • 2nd place – Camryn C.
    • 4th place – Andi B.
  • Novice Lincoln Douglas debate (out of 10 competitors):
    • 2nd place – Stone C.
    • 3rd place – Madie B.
    • 4th place – Emma H.
  • Best Speaker Award
    • Baylor P.
    • Emma H.
    • Madie B.



University of North Texas (Tournament of Champions Qualifier): November 1-2, 2013
Our first time at this national-level debate tournament and the students represented Crossings Christian well. Competing against the likes of St. Marks, Greenhill, Casady, Moore, Jesuit College Prep, Grapevine, Caddo Magnet, and Colleyville Heritage, our teams did not make the elimination rounds but we remained competitive.

  • Varsity Cross-Examination (out of 40 teams) – 23rd – Christian B. and Lexie F.
  • Novice Cross-Examination (out of 36 teams)
    • 9th – Andi B. and Luke M. – they were one spot away from breaking to the quarterfinals
    • 14th – Karson K. and Camryn C.
    • 22nd – Jared D. and Kylie B.
  • And a special congratulations to Andi B. for achieving 2nd place speaker! Out of 72 competitors, Andi scored second as the most composed, persuasive, and organized debater! Well done!



Okarche (3A): November 8, 2013
In cross-examination, we sent three qualifying level teams and five Lincoln Douglas debaters. After a great night of debating, we took:

  • Qualifying Cross-examination
    • Second place: Karson K. and Camryn C.
    • Third place: Jackson H. and Franki K.
  • Novice Lincoln Douglas
    • First place: Georgie F.
    • Second place: Madie B.
  • We also won third place in the Novice sweepstakes award, which is awarded to the school with the most success at the tournament. Congratulations debaters!



Moore (5A/6A): November 8-9, 2013
With ten policy teams journeying on the bus to Moore high school, we debated against various 5A and 6A schools in a 25 team novice Cross-examination debate field. Two teams broke to the quarterfinals and fought well.

  • Second place: Megan S. and Halle B.
  • Third place: Jared D. and Kylie B.



Marlow (3A): November 22, 2013
Unable to attend due to the ice storm!


Longhorn Classic, U of Texas, Austin, (Tournament of Champions Qualifier): Dec 6-8, 2013
Unable to attend due to a massive ice storm!


Jenks (Champ and Novice): January 10-11, 2014
With five novice teams and one champ team attending, the rust showed as we had not debated in over two months due to ill-timed ice storms. One novice team broke to the outrounds but fell in the semi-finals. Congratulations!

  • Third place: Andi B. and Karson K.



Heritage Hall (Tournament of Champions Qualifier): January 18-20, 2014
With two novice teams and one varsity team attending, we did much better than we did last year. Last year we won a total of two ballots out of forty and this year we won eight out of twenty, a huge increase for our seventh graders! Good job improving everyone!


Prague (3A): January 24, 2014
We had a great time during this cold winter night debating in a fairly large 3A/4A tournament with over a dozen teams in attendance.

  • First place: Christian B. and Lexie F.
  • Third Place: Andi B. and Frankie K.



Harvard (Tournament of Champions Qualifier): February 14-16, 2014
We had an awesome time at Harvard, our first large national tournament. With three teams in the junior varsity division, the team of Christian B. and Jackson H. won three and lost two, barely missing out in the elimination rounds. Also, congratulations to our seventh grade team of Gardner R. and Jack P. for winning one round! To win a round at such a large tournament speaks well of their future in debate.


National Forensic League District Tournament at OU (3A/4A/5A/6A): March 7-8, 2014
In this tough tournament where all the schools in Oklahoma City debate each other no matter the size of the school (33 total teams), we had our best showing yet. The top three teams get to go to the National Debate tournament and we just missed it. Congratulations to the following:

  • Fifth place: Christian B. and Lexie F.
  • Eleventh place: Andi B. and Franki K.



OSSAA Regional Tournament (3A): March 28-29, 2014
Crossings swept the Southwest region and all the teams qualified to go to the State tournament! Congratulations!

  • First place: Lexie F. and Christian B.
  • Second place: Camryn C. and Karson K.
  • Third place: Franki K. and Andi B.



OSSAA State Tournament at OU (3A): April 10-12, 2014
The tournament did not go the way we had hoped but we did get one team into the quarterfinals. Good job team!

  • Fifth place: Lexie F. and Christian B.

The Crossings Debate squad competed at and against the following levels:

  • OSSAA Class 3A
  • OSSAA Class 5A/6A schools in Tournament of Champions qualifiers
  • Champion and open division at local tournaments
  • NFL District tournament

Edmond North (5A/6A): October 5 – 6, 2012
Results: We sent 13 novice CX teams from Middle school (eleven) and Junior Varsity (two) into the 30 team 5A/6A novice bracket. 9 broke to Octofinals with two falling in the quarterfinals.

  • Octofinalists
    1. Andi B. and Camryn C.
    2. Clovie K. and Jared D.
    3. Frankie K. and Ana R.
    4. Ashton M. and Halle B.
    5. Sydney M. and Gardner R.
    6. Megan S. and Destinie M.
    7. Kate O. and Francesca C.
    8. Nancy W. and Matthew L.
    9. Colby Z. and Christopher W.
  • Quarterfinalists
    1. Clovie K. and Jared D.
    2. Colby Z. and Christopher W.



Okarche (3A): November 2, 2012
In cross-examination, we sent two qualifying level teams and seven novice teams. In qualifying Lincoln Douglas debate we sent one competitor. After a great night of debating, we swept the qualifying and novice division top spots!

  • Qualifying Cross-examination
    • First place: Shelby W. (debating solo)
    • Second place: Lexie F. and Christopher W.
  • Qualifying Lincoln Douglas
    • Fourth place: Colby Z.
  • Novice Cross-examination
    • First place: Andi B. and Camryn C.
    • Second place: Jared D. and Matthew L.
    • Third place: Nancy W. and Logan D.
  • We also won second place in the Novice sweepstakes award, which is awarded to the school with the most success at the tournament. Congratulations debaters!



Moore (5A/6A): November 9-10, 2012
Results: With twelve teams journeying on the bus to Moore high school, we debated against various 5A and 6A schools in novice Cross-examination debate. Seven teams broke to the quarterfinals and, after a tough round, Crossings Christian closed out the semi-finals! We debated onward to crown a champion.

  • First place: Megan S. and Halle B
  • Second place: Andi B. and Camryn C.
  • Third place: Jared D. and Maggie M.
  • Best Novice speaker at the tournament: Jared D.
  • We also won first place in the novice school sweepstakes award, which is awarded to the school with the most success at the tournament. Congratulations debaters!



Marlow (3A): November 16th, 2012
Melinda Wilkinson volunteered to drive the junior varsity and varsity team out to Marlow while coach was away on vacation. The team performed very well in team policy debate!

  • First place: Shelby W. and Ezra T.
  • Third place: Christopher W. and Shane Z.
  • The team of Lexie F. and Franki K., placing fourth, qualified for the OSSAA regional debate tournament. Congratulations!



Longhorn Classic, U of Texas, Austin, (Tournament of Champions Qualifier): Nov 30-Dec 1, 2012
Out of 48 teams from around the nation in the junior varsity division, only the top 16 advanced to the octofinals round. Christopher W. and Ezra T., in their first tournament together as a team, placed 17th and just missed the cut. Shelby W. and Christian B. broke 14th and had to face the 4th seed team from Stephen F. Austin High School (enrollment 2500). After a tough round, Crossings fell but achieved 14th place. We learned a lot about the level of competition at the regional/national level.


Bartlesville (5A/6A): December 14-15, 2012. Overnight for middle school team.
Thanks to our chaperones and drivers, we made it to the hotel and tournament and had a great time debating! We swept the semi-finals after defeating Jenks and Charles Page in the quarterfinals. Congratulations to the following debaters:

  • First place: Lexie F. (debating solo)
  • Second place: Megan S. and Halle B.
  • Third place: Andi B. and Camryn C.
  • Fourth place: Gardner R. and Sydney M.
  • We also had our first ever drama competitor at an OSSAA tournament, Ezra T., who placed fourth in novice poetry!



Heritage Hall Tournament of Champions Qualifier: January 19-21, 2013
Results: Our second TOC qualifier, we sent the teams of Christopher W./Ezra T. and Shelby W./Christian B. into varsity and the teams of Halle B./Megan S., Jared D./Nancy W., Andi B./Camryn C., and Lexie F./Franki K. into the novice round robin. Debating teams from all over the region (and one from a perennial national power, St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas), our teams received a good, tough look at the level of competition at the near-national level. We learned a lot and now know what it will take to take our squad to the next level.


Prague (3A): January 25, 2013
We took just one team in 3A qualifying cross-examination and Shane Z./Grant W. won 3rd place! They qualified for the regional tournament in March. Congratulations guys!


Okeene (3A): February 2, 2013
We had a drama-only squad entered and congratulation to Ezra T. for taking 1st place in 3A Poetry, qualifying for the regional tournament, and becoming our first ever OSSAA drama winner!


Southwestern Oklahoma State University (3A): February 8, 2013
Our first time at this tournament and the teams did well!

Congratulations to the following debaters in cross-examination:

  • First place: Christian B. and Shelby W.
  • Third place: Franki K. and Lexie F.
  • We also qualified our first ever Lincoln Douglas competitor to the Regional OSSAA tournament, Christian O., who placed fifth!



Kingfisher (3A): February 22, 2013
Congratulations to Ezra T. and Christopher W. for taking First place and qualifying in cross-examination debate for the OSSAA regional tournament!


NFL District Tournament at OU (3A/4A/5A/6A): March 7-9 2013
Out of a field of 32 teams in this double-elimination brawl with most of the teams from 6A schools, the team of Christopher W. and Ezra T. made it to the top 24 and Shelby W. and Christian B. finished in the top 12. Congratulations to both teams for achieving our best results at this very tough tournament!


OSSAA Regional Tournament (3A): March 15-16, 2013
All of our Cross-examination teams and our poetry entry qualified for the state tournament! Christian O. just fell one spot short of state, placing sixth in Lincoln Douglas debating in only his second ever tournament. We also placed third in the overall sweepstakes contest! Great job everyone!

In Cross-examination we placed:

  • First place: Christian B. and Shelby W.
  • Second place: Ezra T. and Christopher W.
  • Fourth place: Grant W. and Shane Z.
  • Fifth place: Frankie K. and Lexie F.

In Poetry:

  • Fourth place: Ezra T.



OSSAA State Tournament at OU (3A): April 11-13, 2013
We fought well in cross-examination and in poetry. Congratulations to everyone for placing at state!

In Cross-examination we placed

  • Third place: Ezra T. and Christopher W.
  • Fifth place: Christian B. and Shelby W.
  • Sixth place: Grant W. and Shane Z.
  • Seventh place: Frankie K. and Lexie F.



National Forensic League Middle School Tournament at Birmingham, AL: June 18-21 2013
Both teams, Andi B. and Camryn C. along with Destinie M. and Ashton M., went 1 and 3 in the preliminary round and did not break. They hit some of the best teams in the country and did very well for our first time at this large national middle school tournament. Congratulations!

The Crossings Debate squad competed at and against the following levels:

  • OSSAA Class 3A
  • OSSAA Class 5A/6A schools in Tournament of Champions qualifiers
  • Champion and open division at local tournaments
  • NFL District tournament

Edmond North (5A/6A): October 7 – 8, 2011
We sent two debaters to our FIRST ever debate tournament, competing in Lincoln Douglas debate and Extemporaneous Speaking.

  • 5th in Extemporaneous Speaking – Gabriella K.
  • Octofinalist (Top 16 out of 50 debaters) in Novice Lincoln Douglas – Shelby W.



Putnam City North (5A/6A): November 4, 2011
Our middle school team made their first appearance! The 8th grade team of Gabby B. and Franki K. won a round in the tough Novice division. Congratulations!


Marlow (3A): November 18, 2011
Our first 3A debate tournament and the team did well! Both debate teams qualified for the OSSAA 3A Regional tournament in March. Congratulations everyone!

  • First place: Shelby W. and Ezra T.
  • Second place: Christian B. and Gabriella K.



American Christian (3A): January 20-21, 2012
The Middle school team did very well at this tournament, representing Crossings well. Good job girls!

  • First place: Franki K. and Rachel C.



Edmond Santa Fe (5A/6A): January 27-28, 2012
Gabby K. and Christian B. did very well at this tournament. Out of six 6A/5A champ teams (teams that have already qualified for the regional tournament by placing 1, 2, or 3rd in a previous 6A/5A tournament), they tied for second with four other teams with a 2 win, 2 loss record. When there is a tie like that, the tie is broken by the number of speaker points the team receives and unfortunately we were not the top 2-2 team in points so we did not break to the Saturday finals round. Overall, a great learning experience for us all.


Norman North (6A): February 24-25, 2012
Christian B. and Gabriella K. finished 2 and 2 and came very close to winning a third round which means they almost made it to the quarterfinals of the biggest 5A/6A Champion-level debate tournament in the state this year. We had a good time at this tournament.


National Forensic League District Tournament at OU (3A/4A/5A/6A): March 2-3, 2012
Results: Out of a field of 34 teams in this double-elimination brawl with most of the teams from 6A schools, the team of Shelby W. and Ezra T. won one debate before falling in the third round. Congratulations to both teams (Christian B. and Gabby K. also participated) for competing at this very tough tournament!


OSSAA Regional Tournament (3A): March 30, 2012
Results: Great job debaters! All our teams qualified for the state tournament and will be a second and third seed, respectively. They represented Crossings well and even had a good time when having to debate each other in the third round.

  • Second place: Ezra T. and Shelby W.
  • Fourth place: Gabby K. and Christian B.



OSSAA State Tournament at OU (3A): April 12-14, 2012
Results: We DID IT! Gabby and Christian, out of 16 teams who battled in regional tournaments to make it to state, made it to the quarterfinals and achieved 7th place. Ezra and Shelby became OSSAA 3A state champions, taking first place! They have become Crossings first OSSAA state champions. Congrats to both teams for achieving so much in just seven months’ time.

  • First place: Ezra T. and Shelby W.
  • Seventh place: Christian B. and Gabby K.
Our goal is to always try our best in every round and promote Christ-centered excellence.

CCS Debate Coach Dennis Savill

Dennis Savill

Debate Coach

US & MS


Dan Anthony

Lincoln Douglas Debate Coach


Beth Hickey

Speech Coach