This course is designed to provide motivated and self-directed students with the opportunity to improve speaking ability, reasoning powers, and research skills. Tournaments, which are a requirement of the course, give students the opportunity to compete in both individual and team events in both acting and debate. Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale)*Note: Students are required to compete in a minimum of seven speech and debate tournaments throughout the year. Tournaments are held outside of school hours.