• South Lake High School Debate Team

    Welcome to the Debate Team Homepage

    Who We Are?

    SLHS Debate Team is a competitive organization that participates in the Central Florida Debate Initiative.  Our mission is to teach students the events of the National Speech & Debate Association.  We will be repsenting South Lake High School in events such as:

    • Lincoln Douglas
    • Public Forum
    • Congressional Debate
    • Humorous Interpretation
    • Dramatic Interpretation
    • Duo Interpretation
    • Oral Interpretation
    • Original Oratory
    • Declamation


    We currently meet on Fridays after school from 2:30 - 3:30 in Mr. Deck's room (227).  Our next meeting is October 20th .  Students are to prepare a Dramatic or Humorous Interpretation piece to perform for the upcoming meeting.  Pieces should be approximately 10 minutes in length.  Format for actual cuts can be found on the NSDA events.


    Lincoln Douglas Topics: Resolved: Wealthy nations have an obligation to provide development assistance to other nations.

    Novice Topic: Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.

    Public Forum Topic: Resolved: The United States should require universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers of ownership.

    Policy Topic: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.


    Upcoming Tournaments:

    Nov 8th Windermere Prep (Optional Oberservation Tournament)

    December 6th Olympia High School

    January 17th Liberty High School