• Oral Interpretation


    Interp Team   

    The Grapevine High School Oral Interpretation team is a nationally recognized squad which travels across the country competing in acting and speaking events ranging from humorous to dramatic.  Our squad competes at three levels of competition through the University Interscholastic League (UIL), Texas Forensic Association (TFA), and the National Speech and Debate Association.  Each level offers students a unique opportunity to compete in events through interpretation of literature and public address/oratory.  These events allow students the chance to explore literature, differing perspectives, individual experiences, and world issues.  Student voice is the center piece of these events and helps develop a sense of empathy, understanding and appreciation within student participates. 

    If you are interested in learning more about our team contact Mr. Hamilton in Room 805 or at Joshua.Hamilton@gcisd.net



    Oral Interp Info and Schedule

    Field Trip Forms

    OI Judging tutorial - https://youtu.be/E09hgaBiYDg




    (Schedule is subject to change)


    September 2, 2017 (Optional) Plano Senior High School (TFA)


    September 8-9, 2017 (Mandatory) Grapevine Classic(TFA)


    September 16, 2017 (Mandatory) Jasper High School (TFA)


    September 30, 2017 (Optional) Newman Smith (TFA)


    October 14, 2017 (Optional) Arlington High School (TFA)


    October 21, 2017 (Mandatory) Plano West High School (TFA)


    November 11, 2017 (Optional) Byron Nelson (TFA)


    December 1-4, 2017 (Optional) University of Texas at Austin – Longhorn Classic


    January 13, 2018 (Mandatory) Guyer High School (TFA)


    January 26-27, 2018 (Mandatory) Flower Mound Swing (TFA x2)


    February 3, 2018 (Optional) Colleyville High School (TFA)


    February 15-20,2018 (Qualification) Harvard University


    March 1-3, 2018 (Mandatory If Qualified) TFA STATE


    March 24th - UIL District Tournament 


    Date TBA (Qualification) UIL Regionals Lubbock Texas Tech


    Date TBA (Qualification) UIL State


    April 11-14 NSDA District Tournament


Last Modified on January 26, 2018