Speech and Debate Team

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Forensics is a unique activity that offers students the opportunity to develop, refine and master communication skills in a competitive environment. The team prides itself on fostering the development of new speakers and seasoned competitors. In fact, supporting and encouraging first-time speakers is one of our team's greatest strengths. Students on the team travel to speech tournaments both inside and outside California. Each year several members of the team qualify to compete at national tournaments.

Our team competes in the following events:

  • Communication Analysis
  • Dramatic Interpretation
  • Duo Interpretation
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Informative Speaking
  • Oral Interpretation Program
  • Persuasive Speaking
  • Poetry Interpretation
  • Policy Debate
  • Prose Interpretation
  • Speech to Entertain

 

For more information on joining the team, contact our director.

Theodore Albiniak, Director of Forensics
Office: Humanities 290D
Phone: 415-338-1597