raised since May 6, 2018
The Valdosta High School Speech and Debate team has
approximately 70 members who compete in 12 different
speech and debate events. Students attend practice once or twice a week after school in sessions designed and planned by the coaches and captains of each team to best cultivate the skills of each individual competitor. Speech & Debate teaches students the critical communications skills to be successful after high school.
WHAT’S A TYPICAL VALDOSTA S&D SEASON
The team competes around Georgia on the GFCA Circuit and in North Florida in the SA-CFL circuit. The team competes at 10 invitational tournaments a season and four post-season tournaments to include the Nationals Tournament hosted by the National Speech and Debate Association. This year Nationals is held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
VALDOSTA S&D HISTORY
The Team, now in its fifth year, has had many students reach elimination rounds at invitational meets and has qualified 12 students to compete at this year's Nationals. The Team has been recognized by the GFCA as the 2018 Martha Dye Debate School of Excellence and won 3rd place overall at the State Tournament.