Speech and Debate

This course is designed to develop each learner’s ability to communicate effectively in his or her academic, business, and social life. Learners study seventeen separate public speaking competitive events, including interpretation (which involves dramatic and comedic acting), platform (which requires writing and memorizing well-researched issues of social importance), and spontaneous speaking (where competitors deliver speeches with very limited preparation time). Learners who enroll in this course are considered part of our Speech team, and should be willing to spend some Saturdays and/or Sundays