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Speech and Debate Club

New for 2020 -2021 - This club will occur using zoom.  Information will be communicated through PVTV and other announcements. If you don't hear anything, email the advisor using the information below.  Details are not yet known for how it will run this year.  

As of 9/16 - Speech and Debate Club is planning on happening.  However, there are no scheduled competitions at this time so students would be preparing arguments/speeches for practice.

Name of Club: Speech and Debate

Advisor(s): Ms. Testa


    Date Starts: October

    Date Ends: End of May

Time:Wednesdays, 2:40 - 4:00; During Viking Block.

Location: Room TBD, MS East

Grade Levels: 6th, 7th, 8th

Cost: Activity Fee: $100 per student; Fees for transportation and competitions may apply.

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About Speech and Debate:
ALL are welcome and encouraged to join the fun!  Our mission is to empower students to be their best selves by building confidence, improving communication, and increasing critical thinking skills through competitive speech and debate.  This is an inspiring club where students support each other's growth and challenge themselves to do their best speaking and presenting.  

We meet during the school day on days we have Viking Block  and also on Wednesdays after school starting in October.  Competitions are optional and occur on weekends (typically one Saturday a month, from January to May) and provide life skills vital to a young person's success now and in the future.  

*If you would like to join Speech and Debate but are concerned about cost or scheduling flexibility, please see Ms. Testa because she will always work with you.