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Americas HS Road to Nationals 2019!

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The Americas Speech and Debate Team has earned its 10th consecutive bid to NSDA Nationals in Dallas! Our district and campus were unable to assist us in paying for this trip! We have fundraised all year but still find ourselves a little short of the total funds needed! We hope you can assist us in making this nationals trip a reality!


Of our $3000 goal funded





Suggested Giving Levels


Pays one student's meals for one day!


Pays a student's entree fees to the tournament


Pays hotel room for one night for our students

What we're up to

  • Laura Herrera donated "Best of luck at Nationals! "
  • Jens, Candice, Mya + Calise donated "Good luck!"
  • Daniela Flores donated "Keep making us proud! :) Best of luck!" - via Irene Gardea
  • Pete Cortez donated "Good luck to you and your team Kyle!!"
  • Positive Results, LLC donated "Kyle Donnelly I wish you much success!"
  • Positive Results, LLC donated "Kyle Donnelly you are awesome!!"
  • Timeline 250

    $250 First Funds Power Grant™ achieved

    Our team just raised $250 with Edco and earned another $250 through the First Funds Power Grant™.

    Help us grab the next grant: $50 for 50 donors. Share this link with friends and family today.

  • Landry Silva donated "Go Blazers!" - via Irene Gardea
  • UIL District Results!

    Our team took home some medals at our UIL 1-6A District meet. Congrats to Josh (3rd in Informative), Carlos (2nd in LD Debate), Ricardo (2nd in Prose Interpretation) and Kyle (1st in Informative)

  • Oe Ontiveros donated "Congrats to Ms. Gardea and this amazing team!" - via Irene Gardea
  • Karen Cronin donated "Way to go, so proud of you for qualifying for nationals! We love you Kyle."
  • Edco donated "We’re so excited to help you fundraise this season that we’re chipping in the first $15! You got this! :) - Leslie from Edco"
  • “An anonymous donation was made "Good luck! And enjoy!"
  • Alexia Duon donated "You better be the very best, like no one ever was. If you had one shot or one opportunity to seize everything... "
  • Carol Meloni donated "Good Luck, to Kyle Donnelly and all of your team members."
  • Francisco Nolasco donated "Go Blazers!"
  • Valerie Aldous donated "I wish the best of luck to the best debate team in the world :) " - via Irene Gardea
  • Carlos Tarin donated "Good luck!"
  • School Board Honors

    AHS Speech and Debate was deeply thrilled to be honored at the March 2016 Socorro ISD Board Meeting for our efforts this season. Our students who won 1st and 2nd at the UIL CX District 1-6A Meet and our national qualifiers received certificates for their hard-work.

  • UIL CX State Meet

    The team headed back to Austin during the last week of our spring break for the UIL CX State Meet. We had a great time and even more valuable learning experience competing against some of the best teams in the state!

  • Texas Forensic Association State Championships

    Our team had an incredibly busy month as they traveled to Austin twice in two weeks! First was TFA State, where Angelina and Kyle advanced to semi-finals in Original Oratory and Program Oral Interpretation. Samantha came home with the 4th place plaque in Informative Speaking!

  • Shia Traynor donated "Always a pleasure to help such a hard-working team. Go Blazer Debate!"
  • Americas 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 Americas High School Americas High School Speech and Debate!

  • Irene Gardea is now a leader for the Americas High School Americas High School Speech and Debate

  • At 09:03 pm, the fundraising platform for Americas High School was born.

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