Articles by Joe Pelletier

Bangor High School Debate Team at Nationals 2015 in Dallas, June 15, 2015.  Nick Danby is second from the right.  He is joined by teammates Isabelle Daigle, Sydney McDonald, Vanessa Graham, Andy Sandweiss, Elizabeth Robbins and Cavan Hagerty.

Bangor High School Junior wins National Debate Championship

By Joe Pelletier on June 20, 2015, at 8:35 a.m.
A Bangor High School Junior recently won a National Championship in Congressional Debate at the 2015 National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament held in Dallas, Texas. Nick Danby competed in the House of Representatives portion of the national tournament, after automatically qualifying for the House, based on his success …

Old Trophies Wanted!

By Joe Pelletier on Sept. 20, 2014, at 8:50 a.m.
The Bangor High School Speech and Debate Teams will be hosting their 25th Annual Debate and Speech Tournaments in late October and need your help. A few years ago, to help lower our team budget for the school department, we started recycling old trophies. We order new plaques to put …

State Championship Speech and Debate to be Live Streamed by MPA

By Joe Pelletier on Jan. 23, 2014, at 8:38 p.m.
The Maine Principals Association in conjunction with the Maine Forensic Association will be Live Streaming this weekend’s State Championship Speech and Debate Tournament at Brunswick High School. Working with Play On Sports, which has streamed many sporting events in Maine recently, the MPA is excited to branch into streaming non-sporting …

Bangor High School Speech Team Member Sets New State Record

By Joe Pelletier on Nov. 17, 2013, at 11:15 a.m.
Bangor High School is proud to announce that Malik Robinson, a Senior on the Speech and Debate Teams has earned over 1500 points through the National Forensic League. The NFL is a Speech and Debate Honor Society that oversees High School Forensic competition throughout the nation. Students earn points based …

High School teams recycle old trophies

By Joe Pelletier on Oct. 17, 2013, at 8:57 a.m.
The Bangor High School Speech and Debate Teams are still looking for your old trophies! Bangor High School will host an “All Events” Debate and Speech Tournament on October 26th. During the day, an expected 250 students from 20 schools will compete in Speech and Debate rounds throughout the school. …

Bangor Debate Team seeks to recycle old trophies!

By Joe Pelletier on Sept. 25, 2013, at 10:29 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor High School Debate and Speech Teams are seeking your old trophies to be recycled at an upcoming tournament. Bangor will host 15-20 schools at an all-day tournament at the end of October. This will be the 23rd year that Bangor will host a tournament for …