Ashland Speech & Debate
The students in this class have intensive training in debate and individual events, such as extemporaneous, impromptu, oratory, after-dinner, poetry, humorous and serious interpretation, radio, and expository. The course will give students an opportunity to participate in at least five or six competitive speech tournaments at various college campuses during the school year. The out-of-class experience allows the individual to meet outstanding students from other schools, to test the application of ideas learned in class to the world of public speaking, and to adjust to many challenging situations that occur during a debate tournament. For students in advanced debate, theory and resources will also be a vital part of the year.