The Case for Speech and Debate
Speech and debate activities focus on the four core zones of literacy: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Utilizing these skills inside and outside of the classroom teaches students the value of critical thinking, the ability to clearly articulate thoughts and ideas, to answer questions logically with clarity, and to think on one’s feet. Additionally, students develop interpersonal skills such as conflict resolution, assertiveness, and listening to peers. These important life skills empower youth to become engaged citizens, skilled professionals, and honorable leaders in our society.
Outstanding Speech & Debate Team Alumni!
2014 National Finalist in Storytelling, Issac Martinez and 2015/2016 National Semi-finalist in Dramatic Interpretation and Storytelling, Catherine Bauer.