Speech & Debate
Speech and Debate is a competitive activity where students prepare for and attend tournaments on weekends at various high schools around the city and state. Students will compete against other high schools in public speaking events, acting events, and different styles of debate.
The majority of competitions will be on the local circuit, governed by the Texas Forensics Association (TFA). Based on their performance, students will acquire state points that qualify them for the TFA state tournament in the spring.
Students will also have the opportunity to compete in University Interscholastic League (UIL) tournaments and qualify for the UIL regional and state competitions as well as the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) tournaments and qualify for the national competition.
Ideally, all team members will take the speech and debate class; however, students wishing to join later in the academic year may attend after-school practices and compete with the team. We welcome all students to join, regardless of prior speech and debate experience.
For more information about Speech & Debate, please contact Ms. McDonnough.