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Speech and Debate

Empower your students' voices with our enriching Speech and Debate program, a platform where they not only sharpen their communication skills but also cultivate invaluable traits like research prowess, analytical thinking, and the art of persuasive argumentation. Through rigorous training and immersive experiences, our students delve into a world of intellectual exploration, honing their ability to dissect complex issues, formulate compelling arguments, and articulate their viewpoints with clarity and conviction.
Our program goes beyond mere advocacy; it's about fostering a deep appreciation for diverse perspectives and the ability to engage with ideas that challenge our own. Students learn the art of researching and debating topics they may not initially agree with, developing empathy, open-mindedness, and the capacity to engage in dialogue with others constructively.
From structured debates to impromptu speeches, students embrace the thrill of intellectual competition while building lifelong skills that transcend the classroom. Join us in nurturing the next generation of leaders equipped with the confidence and acumen to navigate a complex world with clarity, empathy, and persuasive eloquence.
Currently, Speech and Debate is offered at Columbia, New Lexington, and Wilkerson schools.