Speech & Debate

This is an ACTIVE club for 2023-2024.

What is this club about?

Speech and Debate is a unique club that helps students develop valuable critical thinking skills and prepare for future academic and professional pursuits. In our club, students are required to analyze and evaluate different arguments and viewpoints. Debate topics change every month; this encourages students to keep up to date with worldwide changes and develop their own opinions based on evidence and logic. Speech participants and debaters alike, as they engage in discussions, learn how to identify flaws in arguments, evaluate evidence, and develop persuasive arguments. Also, in an increasingly polarized world, the ability to engage in respectful discourse with those who hold different opinions is becoming increasingly important. Speech and Debate provides a safe and structured environment for students to learn how to do this effectively. By listening to and engaging with others, students learn to appreciate different perspectives and develop empathy and understanding.
This club has provided links to external resources. Use the tabs to explore!
Use the Remind app or text @fhssd2324 to 81010.

Who do I reach out to?

Membership Officer
👤 Shivani Swaminathan
👤 Club Officers
Teacher Advisor
👤 Brian Hunt
Assigned Councilmember
👤 Gia-Linh Phan
How do I join this club?
Thank you for your interest in joining! You can join the club by sending the membership officer an email to the address located under their name. If they are unresponsive, the assigned Club Councilmember can step in and connect you to the club officers, so email them.
How do I contact the club officers?
We'd love to connect you with the club officers. Each club has set up a shared email inbox that all officers have access to. This is the best way to contact them. Send an email to the club's inbox. If they are unresponsive, the assigned Club Councilmember can step in and connect you to the club officers, so email them.
How do I contact the teacher advisor (the adult in charge)?
While most questions pertaining to club meetings and mission are best referred to the student officers, an adult contact may be preferable in some cases. Send an email to the teacher advisor. Their email address is below their name.
I want to escalate something. How do I contact the Club Council?
The Club Council is a central body governing the operations of all clubs on campus. They are not involved with the specifics of the club, as that responsibility is shared by the club officers. The Club Council assigns a Councilmember to oversee each club. You can contact the assigned Councilmember at [email protected].

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An introductory description has been provided. The introductory description provides a launchpad to explore what the club is about and to see if it piques your interest.
A club email has been verified for this club. You can either email the general inbox or the outreach officer depending on the nature of your query.
An outreach officer has been selected for this club. They are here to answer your questions about the club and assist you in joining the club.
A staff advisor has been verified. Most questions are best answered by the student outreach officer, but the advisor is another resource regarding the club.
A Councilmember from the Club Council has been assigned. They cannot answer club-specific questions, but if anything needs to be escalated or handled at the ASB level, you can contact them. They are not a club officer.
WARNING! All outside links and platforms are not school-sponsored or monitored by the Club Council and/or Foothill ASB. They are created and ran by the officers of the club.