Stuyvesant Speech & Debate

2017- 2018

We represent one of the most honorable organizations both nationally and at Stuyvesant. Our emphasis on public-speaking, self-expression and confidence isn't only aimed at training national competitors and finalists; it's aimed at training future leaders. This team represents a second family for every single one of us.


From Julie Sheinman, Director of Forensics:

To the New and Returning Members of the Speech and Debate Family,


Thank you all for coming to the kickoff meeting.  It was very touching to see so many of you.

I hope you were able to get a better understanding of our team – what it offers to your children and what you can do to help us.  

I would like to clarify the issue of fees/donation/and bank account.  I received several emails inquiring about the procedure.

  1. Every member of the team must pay a $250 coaching fee.  These funds are used exclusively to pay the coaches of the various events and for the administration of the team.
  2. Each member of the team will make a deposit to his/her “account” which will cover the cost of individual travel. 
  3. The team is asking parents, friends, grandparents…to donate to a general team fund which will allow us to have a reserve for attending national tournaments, TOC’s,  assisting team members who may face financial challenges who may be unable to afford travel

Please read the following payment instructions carefully. This year, we are offering both a check-based and online payment method.

If you'd like to send us a check, please make it out to the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association. In the memo, please write your child's name, next to your child's name, write: (S&D), and specify whether your payment is for your child's account or a general team donation. If you are doing both (payment for your child's account AND a team donation), please give us two separate checks. They can be brought in by your child to room 627. 

Please click on THIS link for an online payment method. It will take you to one of the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association's pages. The second donation box is reserved for Speech & Debate contributions/payments. Once you enter an amount, please click on "Add to Cart." Then, click on "Go to Checkout," and once you confirm your amount, click "Pay Now." The Alumni Association payment system is extremely secure, but the next page will ask you for a bit of information. At the very bottom of the page, you will see four questions. You MUST answer the following two for us to correctly process your payment. 

Affiliation [ Please select your affiliation with Stuyvesant High School.]

Please Select Parent or Relative


Specific Purpose [ Please give the specific purpose for this donation. ]

Please enter: "General Team Donation" or "Student Account -- Your Child's Name" 

Your contribution will only be directed towards a student account if you specify this on the payment page. Otherwise, it will be considered a general team donation. 


Thank you once again for your time and support. Please do not hesitate to email us at with any questions. 

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