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!