Speech and Debate
The Speech and Debate team at Mountain Vista helps students develop the confidence and skills necessary to effectively communicate in interpersonal, group, and public settings. This team is a place for students to find their voices and be heard! Students involved in competitive speech and debate will contribute to the civic and social fabric of our community, learn to advocate and think critically, appreciate our many cultures, and use communication to build a more humane world.
These students are the future leaders of the world. As a team, we represent Vista as a member of the NFL (National Forensics League), the oldest and largest high school speech and debate honor society.
Students can compete in Lincoln/Douglas (LD) and Public Forum (PF) debate; International (IX) or Domestic (USX) Extemporaneous Speaking; and other speech-related events including: Original Oratory (OO), Dramatic (DI), Humorous (HI), Poetry (PI), and Duo (DI) Interpretation.
We encourage all students to participate – even those who are shy. Speech and Debate is a great way to learn how to gain the confidence you need. We are a small, close-knit group that is like a family. We spend a lot of time together during the week and on weekends at tournaments. Come see what we are all about!
Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m. in U312
Team: Alyssa Paradis
Speech: Staci Prevato
Debate: Daniel Horn and Colter Giem