Welcome to the Needville High School Speech and Debate Homepage
Speech and Debate
Welcome to the Speech and Debate page!This is where you will find all information regarding tournament dates, tournament rules, special events, and more. Check back here often to receive the most up to date information.
What is Forensics?
Forensics refers to the act of debating and public speaking. Students who are involved in forensics have the opportunity to compete against other high school students from 1A-5A schools across Texas.
Events include Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Cross-Examination Debate, Public Forum, Extemporaneous and Impromptu Speaking, Prose and Poetry. We compete in tournaments roughly twice a month from September until March.
Tournaments are held on Fridays and Saturdays or just on Saturdays. (Check the tournament calendar tab for further information)
Students involved in speech and debate learn speaking skills, build confidence and self-esteem, and develop life long relationships among teammates. You will learn how to become a leader, a team player, and a competitor.
Feel free to navigate the pages below for more information!
Practice Schedule - all practices start at 6:45 AM
*updated after start of the year
Tentative Tournament Schedule
Wharton – 11/3
Boling – 11/10
Bay City - 12/7-12/8
Van Vleck - 12/15
El Campo – 1/11-1/12
Needville – 2/16