debate 2023Students will play active leadership roles, as a select few have had prior exposure debate in the past. These students will be willing to teach and provide guidance to the newcomers and will largely contribute to running the club.

We meet Mondays 3:30-4:30 in room 216 of Weston High School

Advisor: Veronica Quinn (quinnv@weston.org)

Co-Captains: Ava Tillman-Schwartz and Siyang Ding

The Debate Team, the only humanities-based competitive team in Weston is a group of students who are focused on Public Forum Debate (2v2). Each month, a new current issue is introduced as the topic of debate.

Advantages of Debate:

  • Students will practice speaking under pressure and a time limit, which will increase self-confidence and presentation skills
  • Analyzation of both pro and con cases are required; debaters have to understand both sides of the spectrum for a successful argument, enhancing comprehension and critical-thinking abilities
  • Cooperation and efficient teamwork with a partner
  • Recognition of reliable and useful information through topic research
  • Opportunity to expand knowledge through exposure to a variety of real-world topics
  • Practice structuring and conveying logical arguments

We are looking for people who are excited to learn and are ready to make a commitment, with or without experience!

Learn about the activity and talk to current team members about the benefits of debating competitively. Debate is among the most challenging and academically beneficial co-curricular activities available to WHS students!

What’s New?

Debate Club    Debate Team 2019

Debate Club 2018