Speech and Debate Club

debate-logoThe Speech and Debate Club helps students prepare for Speech, Prose, Poetry, and Lincoln Douglas Debate competitions that take place throughout the Houston and surrounding areas.  In addition to competing through Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), our speech and debate team competes in local tournaments sponsored by the Texas Forensics Association and the National Speech and Debate Association. Strong communication skills are vital for success in school and life. This club will provide your child a fun and valuable opportunity to grow and excel.

The Speech and Debate club is open to 9th through 12th grade students.  No experience is necessary to join.  Any student interested should plan to attend the Speech and Debate Club Boot Camp and the regular meetings during school.

Faculty Advisor and Coach

Faculty Advisor – Sandye Reed, History Department head, sreed@faithwest.org

Coach – Lia Mote, a parent and former university speech and debate competitor and coach, lvmote@lvmote.com.

Boot Camp

The Boot Camp is a one-day, intensive program that exposes students to the theory, rationale, value, and practice of Speech and Debate. Students will also participate in fun team-building activities and discover where their talents and interests lie.

The Boot Camp is on Saturday, August 8, 2015, from 8:30 am – 8:30 pm at Faith West Academy. Registration fee is $40 per student. Students will meet in the fountain area.