The Debate Team provides students with the opportunity to discuss current topics in debate form. Members are encouraged to keep up on current international and national events. Debates are scheduled with other schools in the area. Membership is open to all students who are interested in public speaking and current issues.
- Research: Thoroughly research the resolve topic in preparation of debate
- Attendance: Team members must attend practice sessions each week in order to show the coach research and formulate debate plans
- Tournaments: Five away league tournaments
- Absence policy: Debate absences are “Excused” but are counted in your totals
- Make-up work: Keep up with class make-up work caused by tournament absences
- Sparta is not hosting a tournament this season.
- Tournaments: three away league tournaments
- Dress: All team members will come dressed appropriately to the tournaments. *
- Men: Button-down shirt, tie, and slacks
- Women: Conservatively, long dress or slacks
Improper attire will result in exclusion from the tournament
- Behavior: Always act in an appropriate manner that represents Sparta High School positively at all debate functions