SPEECH AND DEBATE - 5050 (Repeatable)
Grade Level: 9-12 No. Semesters: 2
Fee: $10 (T-shirt) Credit: 1-Elective
Prerequisites: Teacher Permission
Speech and Debate is a co-curricular, competitive performance class. Debate teaches students how to participate in the rational exchange of ideas and arguments as they relate to significant social issues. Speech events sharpen speaking and/or acting skills. Students are required to perform in class and will have the opportunity to attend up to eleven weekend competitions throughout the year (and expected to compete at two tournaments, minimunm). A portion of the student grade comes from attending and recruiting judges for NHS’s home tournament and district competitions.