Speech & Debate
To be, or not to be a member of our speech and debate team—that's really a no-brainer. This award-winning program has represented Loyola Blakefield on the local and national stage for decades. Members meet every day after school to refine their oratory skills in areas such as Lincoln-Douglass debate, congressional debate, declamation, interpretation, extemporaneous speaking, and more. On weekends throughout the school year, speech and debate students travel to national and state tournaments to put their skills to the test. Members of our speech and debate program have won many individual championships on the local, statewide, regional, and national levels. This program builds leadership skills while raising the craft of speech and debate to an art form.