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2023-24 Leadership Team

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Follow our team throughout the year for highlights and events!  

About Us

Speech and debate is a highly educational activity that is exhilarating and fun!


We are a team that is constantly growing and developing! 

We encourage our team members to be involved in many school activities such as sports, choir, student council, and many more.

Our season runs from the beginning of October till about the end of September, with novice season running in October and varsity starting full swing in November, meaning we have team members join all year long.


Follow us for more information on how we do and what amazing memories we make!

Coach Bio

Ms. Heifner is going on her 7th year of being the head coach this year.


She is a CCHS alumni having competed in speech and debate for 4 years in interpretation events.


She is graduated, with a degree in Biology Secondary Education at Colorado State University-Pueblo and competed for 3 years on the college speech and debate team in Parliamentary Debate. She now teaches 7th grade Science at Canon City Middle School. 

From her testimony: "I am so excited to work with these amazing and brilliant students in these amazing events!"


We offer a variety of different events on the team, including:​

  • Lincoln Douglas Debate

  • Duo Interpretation

  • Humor Interpretation

  • Original Oratory

  • Drama Interpretation

  • Public Forum Debate

  • US Extemporaneous Speaking

  • International Extemporaneous Speaking

  • Informative Speaking

  • Program Oral Interpretation

  • Poetry Interpretation

  • Congressional Debate

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