Speech and Debate Club helps students develop skills in persuasive speaking and the art of making a strong argument over a wide variety of topics. It also exposes the student to a better understanding of prose, poetry and drama. Speech and Debate tournaments offer a wide variety of competitive events, and helps students develop socially and cognitively. Our team attends Texas Forensic Association (TFA) competitions, National Forensic League (NFL) competitions as well as competing in UIL Academic events. Students that advance in UIL Academic events could qualify for scholarships given by the UIL. In addition, student participation in Speech and Debate is a confidence-builder that is a tangible asset for any young person, as well as being a strong addition for their college application. Any student is eligible to participate whether he or she has previously had speaking and/or acting experience.