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!


2017-2018 Season Tournament Schedule

Sept. 16  Demonstration Day—Bixby High School

Oct. 13-14  Jenks High School

Nov. 10-11 Bishop Kelley High School

Nov. 17-18  Broken Arrow High School

Dec. 1-2  Oologah High School

Dec. 9  Daddy-Daughter Dance--Commons at BKHS

Dec. 15-16  Bixby High School

Jan. 19-20  Sapulpa High School

Jan. 26-27  Booker T Washington High School

Feb. 2-3  Union High School

Feb. 23-24  Owasso High School

Mar. 1-3  NSDA District Tournament—Tulsa Community College—Northeast Campus

Mar. 9-10  OSSAA Regional Tournament--Bixby High School

Mar. 19-23  Spring Break

Apr. 5-7  OSSAA State Tournament—Oklahoma University, Norman

Apr. 20  NSDA District Student Congress—Tulsa Community College—Northeast Campus

June 16-23  NSDA National Tournament—Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Speech and Debate Student Handbook

Event Descriptions and Abbreviations 

Participation 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