Our program fosters intellectual growth, communication and leadership skills in and encouraging, yet competitive, scholastic competition.  Students participate in over 30 local, regional, state and national competitions, with Notre Dame students receiving accolades across all levels of competition.  Last year, Notre Dame students placed 6th in the state in original advocacy and impromptu speaking, and our program is currently ranked in the top 4% across the country according to the National Speech & Debate Association.  We have sent qualifying students to the Catholic Nationals, NSDA Nationals, and the Tournament of Champions for Extemporaneous Speaking and Parliamentary Debate.   Our team is also ranked 13th in the country out of more than 300 in parliamentary debate according to the prestigious PointofInformation rankings.  Notre Dame competes in the Coast Forensics League, the California High School Speech Association, the National Catholic Forensics League, and the National Speech and Debate Association.  Follow us on Twitter for the latest news and check the Notre Dame calendar for upcoming events!

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