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Speech and Debate



St. Paul High its new School Speech & Debate Program Squad under the direction of Mr. Angel Obregon, Speech and Debate Coach.


According to the National Speech and Debate Website, "The activity of speech and debate is an academic sport. Similar to athletic sports, speech and debate activities are challenging, competitive in nature, and require regular practice, coaching, dedication, and hard work.


Mr. Angel Obregon, Speech & Debate Coach says, “every student can excel in forensics. As you explore the different events, you will realize that there is something for everyone. Speech and debate gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself and achieve your potential.”

Mission Statement

The St. Paul Speech and Debate Squad gives students the chance to improve their public speaking, research, and persuasive writing skills. Members will have the opportunity to express their opinions in an organized manner, while in a welcoming environment.

Speech Association Memberships


St. Paul High School is a member of the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA), the California High School Speech Association (CHSSA), and the Southern California Debate League (SCDL). As a result of participation in competitive events, students are able to earn membership in NSDA's honor society, known as the National Forensic League (NFL).  The National Forensic League, one of the oldest and most prestigious honor societies in the nation.