What we're all about

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We're a passionate group of students from from Michigan that works hard to achieve great things with our club. Our success depends on the support of our friends, family and community.
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$2,170 Raised since June 3, 2018

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What we're up to

  • Here's what Nationals meant for Riley.

    Riley is a leader, and as he tells you, Nationals helped him see better what he had to do, and what comes next

  • Paula Lancaster donated "Congratulations on your great success! "
  • Brodee Jason donated "Debate/Speech/ Mr Harris Gave me the Lift Over the Top ! =... Better @ College Composition/ JazzBand & Job Confidenc"
  • Abha Varma donated
  • Speaking up at Nationals

    Giving students a voice was the theme of Nationals this year, andCity students did their part. Over the four day period, City students spoke 40 different times. Our best results were with Riley Wilson, who spoke 11 times in Congress and with KevinPottinga who made it to the fourth of six rounds in Impromptu.

  • Karen Atkins donated
  • Stacie Behler donated "Good luck!! "
  • WILLIAM VIS donated "Looking forward to hearing good results. Thanks for coaching, Bill"
  • Charles P McGrath donated "Good luck at Nationals!"
  • Anthony Baker donated
  • Anonymous donated
  • Clare Portinga donated
  • Cami Estep donated
  • Meet the Team/2

    Seems I forgot the most important part, a picture of Riley. In action.

  • Meet the Team /2

    Riley is one of our fiery debaters AND a natural leader. Active in local politics, a member of the Mayor's Youth Council, next year he will be taking a leadership role in building the statewide Congressional Debate program using the experiences he will pick up at Nationals. He will be the first in the State ever to compete in Congressional Debate at the National Tournament, thanks to your support.

  • Meet the Team/1

    Ray is part of our one-two punch debate team. An athlete, and a singer, next year she will lead our Public Forum debate team (when she and partner Emma are not tearing it up in Policy). Your support sends her to debate camp where she'll grow in confidence, skill, passion and future leadership.

  • Amy Graves donated "Good luck Alex and debate team!" - via Alex Vankuiken
  • Sally Graves donated
  • Emily, Eric and Mike donated "Good luck!" - via Alex Vankuiken
  • Raqhelle Millbrooks donated "Mr. Harris, keep up the great work in instilling great skills for students to take far beyond the class room!" - via William Harris
  • Manish K. Varma donated "Your efforts are appreciated, Mr. Harris!" - via Kumar Varma
  • Paula Foley donated
  • Joshua Duggan donated
  • Sheila Blackman donated
  • The next step past Lucy's

    Thanks so much for heading over to Lucy's Cafe on our Summer Scholarship Day. It was delicious success, but we still need to do more. This summer fundraiser will help us cover the significant costs our students face for Nationals and for attending one of the country's best debate camps.

  • City Middle/High School has started online fundraising!

    Our team has officially started accepting credit card donations. We need awesome team members and donors like you to share this link and tell your community why you support City Middle/High School Grand Rapids City Speech & Debate!


  • William Harris is now a leader for the City Middle/High School Grand Rapids City Speech & Debate

  • At 11:32 pm, the fundraising platform for City Middle/High School was born.

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