The NFHS is proud to celebrate National Speech and Debate Education Day on March 1, 2019.
"Speech and debate is an education-based activity that teaches research, speaking, and problem-solving skills students will use in all facets of their lives," said James Weaver, NFHS Director of Performing Arts. "On this Speech and Debate Education Day the mission of creating future leaders through activities is alive and well."
National Speech and Debate Education Day was created by the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) to recognize and celebrate the positive impact of speech and debate activities on students, schools, and communities. The NSDA is the largest interscholastic organization servicing middle school, high school, and collegiate students in the United States. On March 2, 2018, there will be more than 1.5 million speech and debate alumni celebrating speech and debate education nationwide.
“Speech and debate changes lives,” said J. Scott Wunn, Executive Director of the National Speech & Debate Association. “From increased attendance to higher test scores and a rise in college acceptance, speech and debate prepares young people for college, the work force, and beyond.”
From local celebrations, to the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C., the educational value of speech and debate will be celebrated near and far on March 1, 2019. In addition to special events and programs, thousands will share personal stories of how speech and debate changed their life on social media using the hashtag #WeAreSpeechAndDebate.
For more information on National Speech and Debate Education Day, visit www.SpeechandDebateDay.org. To learn more about joining the National Speech & Debate Association, visit www.speechanddebate.org.