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RHS Speech & Debate A Commitment to Excellence. What is Competitive Speech?. Speech is a program designed to teach the fundamentals of public speaking primarily through competition. Competitive speech is more than the traditional giving a speech, much more. How Much More?.

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Rhs speech debate a commitment to excellence
RHS Speech & DebateA Commitment to Excellence


What is competitive speech
What is Competitive Speech?

  • Speech is a program designed to teach the fundamentals of public speaking primarily through competition.

    • Competitive speech is more than the traditional giving a speech, much more.


How much more
How Much More?

  • Are you interested in current events and politics?

    • Then you may be interested in extemp

  • Have you been told that you argue a lot? Or that you should be a lawyer?

    • Then you may like debate

  • Do you like to perform for others or secretly want to be a stand up comic?

    • Then you may like Interp

  • Do you like to be creative and write your own stories?

    • Then you may like OPP


How much more1
How Much More?

  • As you can see, speech appeals to many different types of people. Take a few minutes and watch the following video clips.


Why choose speech over other programs
Why choose speech over other programs?

  • Flexibility

    • Speech is offered during two periods and has minimal after school practices, making it ideal for student athletes.

    • Speech offers over 15 different events appealing to a wide variety of interests


Why choose speech over other programs1
Why choose speech over other programs?

  • Travel

    • Speech and Debate travels extensively throughout California and the country. In the last five years we have been to the following locations

    • Chicago, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, New York, Wichita, Las Vegas, Houston, Tempe Az., Stanford, Berkeley, Long Beach, Northwestern Univerity, etc.


Why choose speech over other programs2
Why choose speech over other programs?

  • College / Career Advancement

    • Workplaces look highly on people with public speaking skills.

    • Improved confidence in interviews

    • Colleges like speech as an elective

    • Many scholarship opportunities in public speaking

  • Tradition of excellence

    • RHS speech and debate is a nationally recognized program

    • Won over 20 league championships

    • Annual qualifiers to the national tournament

    • Countless individual awards


Why choose speech over other programs3
Why choose speech over other programs?

  • Speech is fun!!

    • No one will deny that speech is a lot of work, but overall it is fun.



How do i join
How do I Join?

  • Complete Application by Deadline 3-31

    • You will need 3 letters of recommendation

      • 1 Math teacher, 1 English teacher, 1 adult who knows you (not a family member)

      • Write a short essay explaining why you want to joins speech and debate and what you would contribute to the team.

  • Prepare for your Interview

    • Need a 3-5 minute monologue, speech, or impromptu


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