The purpose of Debate Team is to encourage students to participate in activities that improve research skills, organization of evidence and ideas, critical thinking and analysis, and public speaking and argumentation of a current-day topic of interest. Debate Team allows students to complete in-depth research on both sides of the topic, then during the debate, work on how to defend and advocate for their assigned side of the topic. Students gain valuable experience in research, questioning, critical thinking, and public speaking.
Advisor: Melissa Pham
Meeting: Mondays at 2:05pm
Eligibility: All students
Student Officers: Ariana Toledo