• Speech and Debate at MacArthur


    Speech and Debate is the home of future leaders and entertainers.  Successful people know how to engage others through speech, and it is a skill that must be practiced before it is perfected.

    Speech and Debate is an elective that empowers students and allows them to find their voices.  Students may perform a variety of different works including poetry, storytelling, speeches, and more.  


    If you are interested in competing for MacArthur (and your own personal glory!) contact Ms. Van de Merghel for more information! 

    During the last two school years, MacArthur students came in first place in the District Championship.  In 2022, We earned the bronze medal at the California State Tournament, and entered 18 students in 42 events in the National Speech and Debate Tournament!  Great job, team!