Speech & Debate

Latin's Upper School speech and debate program offers a range of courses and tournament competition in a variety of speech and debate events.

Students in the speech and debate program develop self confidence and essential verbal communication skills, as well as learn to construct an argument effectively and express a well crafted opinion.

Speech and debate has something for nearly every student – from those who participate in a single event to strengthen their public speaking skills to students who aim to compete at the national level.

Participation in speech and debate develops students' ability to serve as effective leaders and engaged citizens by giving them the tools to think critically and listen effectively.