In a display of their fierce forensics, MHS debaters destroy the competition during last year’s McGovern Tournament.  


Why no school on November 17?


 It’s a good question.  Why, with Thanksgiving break less than a week away, would we not have school on Friday, November 17?  The short answer:  The McGovern Debate Tournament.

Long answer:  Mitchell High School has a long, storied history of student success in debate and other forms of public speaking.  Like most larger school districts in the State, we also hold an annual debate tournament.  Named for perhaps our most famous alum, the McGovern Tournament is attended by scores of schools throughout South Dakota.  Since many other schools also hold tournaments, we all have to take a certain spot in the schedule and then hold that spot year after year.  Mitchell, unfortunately, received the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving break.  Given the large number of schools who come to Mitchell on that Friday, the competition requires a very large number of classrooms:  all of the high school, all of MCTEA and many classrooms at the middle school.  The only way to allow for this is to not have school on that Friday.  It’s a bummer but, to hold one of the premier debate/public speaking tournaments in the State, we think it’s worth it.



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