Speech & Debate Team

Speech & Debate Team is part of the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA).  We provide an opportunity for you to engage and compete in the areas of speech and debate.  The debate types we focus on are Lincoln-Douglas (individual), Public Forum (team), and Policy Debate (team).  The three speech areas we prepare for are Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, and Informative Speaking.  You will learn whether speech or debate is your thing. In debate, you learn everything there is to know about a particular debate topic so you can argue the affirmative or negative side of a current events topic.  You can even vote on the national topics. Speech competitive events allow you to choose a ten-minute play, short story, other published work, or an original speech written on a topic of your own choosing to perform.  Our main goal is to encourage, inspire, and motivate a diverse group of students to speak intelligently in public with ease.