John Marshall

high school

Why join the debate team?

Debate offers  advantages that appeal to many.  The best way to know if you will like debate is to try it!  Here are some benefits to check off as you consider join the team.

ü Build Friendships:  Debate is a great chance to meet others with common interests.

ü Develop Self-Confidence:  As you learn to defend your ideas, confidence grows!

ü Public Speaking:  You will become comfortable and effective doing what most people fear:  Speaking in public.

ü Critical Thinking & Research Skills:  You will learn how to think critically and research a topic.  This includes identifying both sides of an issue.

ü Note-taking & Listening Skills:  Debaters have an advantage in college because they can quickly identify and record key information from lectures.

ü Team work:  You will be part of a team.  Through debate, you can represent JMHS and letter.

ü FUN!  The most important reason to join is for the fun.  When your name is called to receive an award you will understand why.


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