Congratulations DEFT Team !!

Congratulations to the entire 2017 DEFT team for a successful year and good luck to our qualifiers who will compete in the Nationals Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama this June.
The 2017 East High School Nationals Team:
Jack Cohen
Andrew Talley
Avery Dell
Marin Griffith
Antonio Maaliki
Eloise Gordon
Kobe Wright

DEFT Fundraiser

Tuesday, June 6
6:30 PM

555 17th Street, 32nd Floor
Denver, CO

Please join the qualifiers of the Denver East High School Speech & Debate Team as they prepare for Nationals in Birmingham, Alabama.  East is sending seven students to the National Tournament, which is June 18 – 23.

We hope you will join us for a fabulous dessert bar and watch our talented students perform their pieces.  At the event we are raising funds to help support their trip to Nationals.

Suggested minimum donation of $15 per person.

Donation payment options include cash or check, made payable to DEFT / Nationals.  If you cannot attend the event, we would sincerely appreciate donations mailed to:

East High School Treasurer
1600 City Park Esplanade
Denver, CO  80206

Summer Camp 2017

DEFT will be joining forces with East Theater Company (ETC) this summer for a very special summer camp experience.
June 5th through June 17th, 2017
$800 per student (For an additional $150, speech students will receive coaching and speech scripts during the first week of camp) 
This year, we will present One Act Play Performances, Musical Group Performances, College Audition Performances, Actor and Technical Theatre Workshops and so much more!
The camp will be supported by Matt Murphy, Brent Dysart and Demond Wilson as well as additional support from “The Perfect Performance” staff.  
This is our 8th year of hosting summer camp. The Mile High summer camp has grown each year to become one of the top theatre arts workshops in the country and has produced more national champions, national finalists, state champions and NIETOC champions than all other Colorado high schools combined. 
Debate and extemp will not be offered this year but Mrs. McHugh will send out recommendations for national debate and extemp opportunities. 

Denver East Forensic Team Recognized As Top Ten Nationally

At the National competition in Salt Lake City, UT this summer, the EHS DEFT team was the only school in Colorado, and one of only 20 schools in the country to be recognized as a School of Distinction for the strength of its DEFT program. Congratulations to the teachers, students, staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure the continued success of our DEFT team. To learn more about the DEFT team success at 2016 Nationals, click here.

Welcome to the Denver East Forensic Team (DEFT) website. We are excited to launch our updated site, which we’ve designed to provide students, parents and visitors with all the latest information about our program.