Debate Team 2023-24
The debate team is great place for students to explore the art of "organized arguing". Students in debate tend to enjoy discussing current issues, and if they don't already have a strong voice and good presentation skills, they will learn these abilities in a fun environment. Students learn to create factual/logical, ethical, and emotional arguments to persuade others that their "side" is correct. Right now, our team is focused on Congressional Debate. The goal is to personify a representative in congress, argue a position on a piece of legislature, and compete in tournaments with other high school students from around the state.
The club's purpose is to teach and train students in the fundamentals of debate, public speaking, and speech writing. Other areas of focus include:
-Educate students about the art of speech and debate
-Teach students how to develop research, reasoning, organizational and writing skills
-Train students to be more confident speakers and debaters
-Help students build leadership skills and improve individual responsibility
-Compete with other school debate teams
-Teach students to work collaboratively
Speech and debate skills help students to thrive socially and academically, and provide them with an advantage in their careers.
Currently, our practice schedule is:
Tuesdays: 7-7:30 AM; 3:30-4:30 PM
Thursdays: 3:30-5:30 PM
Meets are held on Saturdays, and the debate season is from September to early December.
Team Roster: Kylee Andria, Addie Thielen, Alyssa Sauer, Bailey Przybilla, & Grace Moeller