Newton South Speech and Debate Team Information Sessions:
Monday September 13 and Tuesday September 14 at 7PM
Debate teaches impactful skills such as critical thinking, effective research, argument development, all of which help students grow into powerful advocates, which is especially important during these times. It’s a wonderful community of people who mix passion with intellectualism—people who will change the world.
Integrating into Newton South can be difficult for freshmen, but with debate practices, tournaments, and team bonding opportunities, joining the debate team is a great way to be part of a close-knit community. Through our mentorship program, each novice is thoughtfully paired with an upperclassman debater who guides them through the activity and high school.
On Monday (9/13) at 7PM, there will be a demo debate on whether or not the United States should adopt Medicare-for-All. If your child is interested in public speaking, learning about interesting topics, or argumentation, this is the place to be!
On Tuesday (9/14) at 7PM, there will be demonstrations of different speech events. Examples of speech events are Dramatic Performance, Informative Speaking, and Poetry Reading.
If you think your child might be interested in joining the Speech and Debate team, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/Y3derqheYb5wBb3E9
Here’s the Zoom information for both meetings (you have to be signed into your Newton email account to join the meeting):
Meeting ID: 894 1419 0551