Mission

The Debate Team is organized for the purpose of improving students’ ability to research and organize information, think critically, and speak in public. Team members will learn the basics of argumentation and debate through regular team practices and tournament competition around the northeast. More advanced debaters may also qualify for state and national championship competitions held later in the year. The Debate Team meets every Monday (3:00 – 5:00), Wednesday (3:00-5:30), and Thursday (3:00-5:30) in Rm. 32. Thursday meetings are focused on varsity preparation; Monday and Wednesday meetings will include novice instruction.

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!

Club Advisor: Lisa Alcock

What’s New?

WHS Debaters Top Scorers in State Championship
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Amanda Chen and Irene Liew placed 3rd in the Policy Debate division of the Massachusetts Speech and Debate League State Championship Tournament.  The pair debated to a 3-1 record, losing only to first place Lexington High School.
Congratulations to the two of them.

National Forensic League- click to visit their websiteclick to visit the website of the 2010 NatioalsDaniel Park and Jonathan Birjiniuk of the Debate Team qualified to represent New England at the National Forensic League National Championship tournament.