About Knight Debate
IHS is a 5A school that opened in 2014 with Freshmen through Juniors. Our team began with 6 Varsity members and 24 Novices. This year, we have 15 Varsity members and 25 Novices and continue to grow as the year progresses.
The coach, Justin Vawter, joined the staff at Independence High School this year--making this his 8th year in the district. In high school, Coach Vawter also participated in Speech & Debate, including Cross-Examination (CX), Lincoln-Douglas (LD), Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory, and Duo. He brings his love of Speech & Debate to the IHS Knight Debate team.
Introduction to Debate
Made By: The Independence High School Debate Team