"The speech and debate community is amazing because everyone is open to new ideas, new things, and new people. When you have that kind of open-mindedness, you're going to have fun! It's a great enviornment to grow up in.”
– Philip Clement & Mary Barnett, Students
"Speech and debate gives students a voice. It's a wonderful feeling to see your students holding leadership roles at school. Regardless if they qualify for state or national tournaments, just seeing them excel and having self-confidence is amazing."
– Victoria Mathews, Coach
"I've become a more influential person. After participating in speech and debate, I began to start my own clubs. This activity allows you to become more intellectual and a leader in your community."
– Avneet Randhawa, Student
"Speech and debate has taught me great communication skills. I can communicate effectively and I'm not afraid to make my voice heard. The skills I've learned in this activity have helped me excel in all of my other endeavors."
– Justin Delinois, Alumnus
"Speech and debate has made me a better speaker, and I connect with people better because I'm able to communicate in a clearer way. I love speech and debate!"
– Isaac Kim, Student
"Pi Kappa Delta has been an organization that has opened my eyes to national competition, but more importantly it has given me experiences that I will remember for a lifetime. Everybody should be a part of this organization because PKD values critical thinking, active engagement in vital issues of the day, and outstanding performances."
– Cameron Smith, College Student
"Speech and debate enhances my communication skills, prepares me for the real world, and teaches me how to present myself confidently. It's had a huge effect on my life.”
– Milagros Pagan, Alumna
We connect, support, and inspire individuals and schools devoted to giving middle school, high school and collegiate students access to speech and debate. Together, we give youth a voice.
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