Speech & Debate

speech team

Team Description:
The Cathedral High School Speech and Debate Team is open to all students from all grades. It is the team’s goal to develop student speakers who are capable of competing at the local, state, and national level. Cathedral has a novice team and a varsity team. Practices are held after school from 3:20-5:00 pm in Room 4238 in Kelly Hall. The practice schedule varies depending on the number of events and the level of the student's ability. The Speech and Debate Team begins preparing in September and finishes competing in March. Typically a student will practice two days a week and must attend a minimum of six tournaments. Tournaments are held on Saturdays. The Cathedral team co-sponsors, with the Office of Diversity and Admissions, the annual MLK Middle School Speech Invitational. The team also runs a middle school Speech Camp in June. Speech and Debate team fees are $90. This fee includes membership in the National Speech and Debate Association, the Indiana High School Forensics Association, and entry fees for the State Tournament and Districts. Students are responsible for their own competition wardrobe.

To learn more about the Speech and Debate Team, contact Coach Jeanne Malone at jmalone@gocathedral.com.

Location and Time of Practice:
Practices are held after school from 3:20-5:00 pm in Room 4238 Kelly Hall. 

Cost / Fees:
Speech and Debate Team fees are $90.

Jeanne Malone


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