Save the Date: The Annual DEFT Banquet is May 21

The annual Speech and Debate banquet provides a wonderful opportunity for the DEFT community — including underclassmen and families — to celebrate a great year and honor our graduating seniors. 

This is a fun, memorable event for students and families alike. A full (and delicious!) brunch will be served.
The event will take place Sunday, May 21 at Park Hill Golf Course, from 10:30am until approximately 12:30pm.  
Registration will be coming soon. Please mark your calendars now.
Questions? Contact Dana Cohen at

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.