• A Look Into the Speech and Debate Team

    by  • March 1, 2017 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    The Speech and Debate Team is a club at Malden High School that focuses on the art of debating and public speaking. The Speech and Debate team has been a tradition at MHS, since the club has been going on for over a decade now.

    The Speech and Debate team hosts events like Debate Night, which was also hosted by the History Club. The team also hosts debates between themselves at club meetings, to enhance their debating skills. Although the club has a key feature, debating, the Speech and Debate team do much more than that. It’s common for people to recite speeches, reading plays or even reciting poetry. This helps improve the member’s communication, social and public speaking skills.

    According to junior Harrison Zeiberg, one of the team’s goals is to “get our name out there by hosting more events to try to get people to join next year.” As mentioned earlier, the Speech and Debate team does plenty of more creative things that someone who was unfamiliar with the group would expect from a Speech and Debate club, such as poetry reading and play reading, so “we’re going to try to inform people what we do more” and how “this club helps improve people with speaking skills, especially public speaking, debate skills, and also helps people with the additional, more creative things we do.”


    Sara Zakaria, a sophomore, has a strong interest in Journalism as a returning reporter for the Blue and Gold, but in her free time she also enjoys reading and baking. Her favorite book, is Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh while her favorite author is Bret Easton Ellis. Zakaria loves to watch a variety of films; her favorite movies include American Psycho, The Usual Suspects, La Haine, and works by Quentin Tarantino. Zakaria also enjoys listening to alternative and classic rock such as The Clash, Pearl Jam and The Smiths. She has also taken a liking to swimming and will continue with the sport for the remainder of her high school career. Due to Zakarias’s avowed passion for writing, she intends to become a journalist in the future.

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