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Speech & Debate



The La Reina Speech & Debate team, is an academic extra-curricular activity designed to develop Communications, Leadership, and important Public Speaking skills in an entertaining, fun environment.

Members of the Speech & Debate team prepare interpretive, improvisational, creative, and debate-based events and compete with other students from around the state and country.

Students earn ‘points’ for participating on the Speech & Debate team and can earn the special ruby graduation cord for reaching the level of “Distinction” after competing in 30 rounds of competition. Many of our students attain the highly revered award of Academic All-American, by attaining the level of Superior Distinction and maintaining a high GPA. Last year, two of our students were recognized by the National Forensics League as being among the top .01% of 1% of all high school speakers in America.

La Reina High School’s Speech and Debate team is ranked by the National Forensics League in the top 5% of all high school Forensics programs in America.


Mrs. Liz Harlacher

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