Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate team burglarized in San Francisco
By Jackson Moran ’20 THE ROUNDUP On January 21st, the Brophy speech and debate team was away at a tournament in Oakland, California when three students and one teacher had their car burglarized. The group was heading to the airport, and decided to stop at a restaurant in San Francisco when the SUV’s windows were broken and numerous items and bags were stolen.  “Generally on the last day of Speech…
China trip teaches Speech and Debate Team Chinese culture, new techniques
By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Speech and Debate often takes excursions out of Arizona as a highly competitive team that dedicates their time to prepare for rigorous national competition. One of these trips that Speech and Debate commits to is a competition in Chengdu, China. This trip is not a Brophy funded trip, so students receive financial assistance through the institution GreatChina International. Ms. Elizabeth Clarke, head coach…
Clarke builds Speech and Debate, advises openness
By Ian Christopher Beck ’12 THE ROUNDUP A decade ago Ms. Elizabeth Clarke was student-teaching in Illinois, filling out applications to graduate school and teaching positions around Chicago when she got a tip from a former Speech and Debate opponent about a job opening in Phoenix. After researching Brophy online, Ms. Clarke’s initial reaction was that the position wouldn’t be a match for her. But after a successful interview, Ms.…
Brophy Speech and Debate working hard around the country

The Brophy Speech and Debate team has been on a roll this year.

“We’ve won a few tournaments and gotten at the very least second place as an overall team,” said senior Matt Johnson ’10 in an e-mail.

“Young members are competing and showing promise for the future, while veteran members are working hard and performing,” Johnson continued.
Drew Berens ’10 said that much of the responsibility and leadership falls onto the seniors on the team.