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    Sierra Speech and Debate

    Speech and Debate is an academic activity that challenges students to study, present and argue on a number of topics in a public speaking manner. Students who participate in speech events often memorize, rehearse, and present a scripted piece of text. In some cases, this can often appear as if the student is acting out a scene. In debate, students are given a specified topic and then are asked to argue the pros and cons in order to convince an audience to support their side. Regardless of the event, the requirements of Speech and Debate ultimately challenges students to take their reading, writing, and speaking skills to the next level.

    Speech and Debate is offered as both an elective course and as an after-school club on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Instructor: Mrs. Patrick

    Email: mary.patrick@sausd.us