Pearland High School Speech & Debate
Pearland High School's Speech & Debate Team participates in TFA and UIL events throughout the school year. We have both team and individual events that our students compete in. Pearland Speech and Debate is an activity for students to study, practice, and compete in the areas of argumentation, speech making, literary interpretation, and acting. You have opportunities to receive local, state, and national recognition for your acheivements as well as additional opportunities for students to earn scholarships.
The events that are available to students are: DEBATE --Lincoln Douglas Debate, 1 vs. 1 debate over morality based topics --Public Forum Debate, 2 vs 2 debate over morality based topics --Congressional Debate, individual event in which students write speeches in support of or against pre-published bills and resolutions and present speeches based on Parliamentary Procedure
SPEAKING --Extemporaneous Speaking, individual event in which students exercise their ability to think quickly and present speeches about current events eloquently --Impromptu Speaking, individual event similar to Extemporaneous speaking, but with funner topics.
ACTING --Humorous Interpretation or Dramatic Interpretation, individual event in which the student acts out a memorized scene (or scenes) for 10 minutes. Themes must fall under either Humorous or Dramatic --Duet/Duo Acting, partner acting similar to Humorous and Dramatic Interp except there are no theme restrictions. --Prose/Poetry Interpretation, individual event in which a student performs a prose or poetry selection while reading the text from a binder
Tentative Tournament Schedule: 2019-20
__ Pasadena High School September 7, 2019
___Clear Falls High School September 20-21, 2019
___Dulles High School October 11-12, 2019
___Stratford High School October 18-19. 2019
___Clear Brook High School November 8-9, 2019
___Clear Springs High School December 13-14, 2019
___Clear Creek High School January 17-18, 2020
___Houston Lamar High School January 24-25, 2020
___Texas City High School Jan 31 -Feb 1, 2020
___TFA State March 2020