Competitive Speech, Drama and Debate


Bishop Kelley’s Speech, Drama and Debate program is among the best in Oklahoma. Since 2015, Bishop Kelley teams have won 10 State Titles, 20 straight Regional Tournaments, and 5 Academic State Champion awards (highest GPA).   
Participation in the speech and debate program can lead to involvement with the National Forensic League, an educational honor society founded in 1925. Participation in the National Forensic League encourages and motivates high school students to participate and become proficient in the forensic arts: debate, public speaking and interpretation. 

BK's Speech and Debate team has earned a prestigious recognition from the National Speech and Debate Association. Because the chapter achieved 100 or more Degrees of Merit or Degrees of Premier Distinction in the past year, they ranked among the top 23% of schools nationwide and earned membership in the Assocation's prestigious 100 Club. Congratulations to our Speech and Debate team on this remarkable achievement!


2016 Season Tournament Schedule  

November 4-5 - Booker T. Washington High School

November 11-12 - Bishop Kelley High School (volunteer judges needed)

November 18-19 - Bartlesville Tournament 

December 2-3 - Oologah High School Tournament 

January 13-14 - Bixby High School Tournament

*Jan. 13-14 - Heritage Hall Open (four debaters will attend)                       

January 20-21 - Union  High School Tournament 

February 3-4 - Broken Arrow High School Tournament 

March 2-4 - NSDA District Tournament at Tulsa Community College Northeast  

March 24-25 - OSSAA Regionals (Union High School) (in 2015, team captured the 5A Regional Championship for the 20th consecutive year!)

April 6-8 - State Tournament at OU(In 2015, team was named 5A Academic State Champions and received the 4th place sweepstakes award)  

April 21 - NSDA District Student Congress at Tulsa Community College Northeast

June -  NSDA National Tournament - Birmingham, AL 


2015 Season Tournament Schedule (Expanded Results, click here)

Event Descriptions and Abbreviations 

Participation Forms - Students and Parents (1 file - 4 forms)
Emergency Medical Release Form
Handbook Agreement Form
Tournament Transportation - Parental Consent Form
Parent's Permission for Excursion Form
For more information on the Competitive Speech, Drama and Debate program, please contact one of the following coaches:

History of BK Speech and Debate (click on the year for more info)

Regional Tournament
State Tournament
Academic Award
2015 Champion 4th Place  Champion 
2014 Champion 3rd Place Runner Up
2013 Champion  Champion Champion 
2012 Champion Champion Runner Up
2011 Champion Champion Champion
2010 Champion Runner Up Champion
Champion Runner-Up Champion
2008 Champion Runner Up  
2007 Champion Runner Up  
2006 Champion    
2005 Champion Champion  
2004 Champion Champion  
2003 Champion 3rd Place  
2002 Champion Champion  
2001 Champion 2nd Place  
2000 Champion Champion  
1999 Champion Champion  
1998 Champion Runner Up  
1997 Champion Runner Up  
1996 Champion  4th Place  
1995 2nd Place Runner Up  
1994 Champion  Runner Up  
1993 Champion  Champion  
1992   3rd Place  
1991   4th Place  
1990   4th Place