Students on the Debate Team compete against other schools. The students learn the techniques of argumentation, logical persuasion, and research. Students also learn responsibility by working on their own and as a team. We debate in Lincoln-Douglas , Public Forum, and Student Congress styles and compete in IHSA tournaments in all three.
The big charge out of debate is arguing head-to-head with another person, winning the round in front of a judge, and then getting trophies for it!
The season begins in early September and concludes in late-March.
Congressional Debate meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 to 5:15 PM.
Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas Debate meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:15 PM.
New members are welcome throughout the year.