Speech & Debate-Advisor



Degrees and Certifications:

David Orehotsky has been the Speech and Debate advisor at PM East since 2005. He has also been an English teacher at PM East since 2005. In addition, he is a member of the Wilkes University Speech Program. Prior to working at East, he also taught in Alabama and Portugal. Before becoming a teacher, he worked as a hospital manager and a television reporter for a station in Alaska. Education: Masters Degree in English Education from Wilkes University. Bachelor's Degree in English Communications from Wilkes University.

Mr. David Orehotsky

Team Accomplishments:

East HS is typically the dominant force in the Mountain Valley Division of EPC, qualifying for the championships in all but one of the last eight years.

Program Expectations/Philosophy:

In Speech and Debate, students are expected to develop arguments focusing on academic rigor and dominate through thoughtful, well-developed arguments.

Upcoming Season Goals:

The goal is to rebuild the program after the impact of Covid on the 2020-21 season.