About NDSJ Speech & Debate

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. 

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.

We have sent qualifying students to the Catholic Nationals, NSDA Nationals, and the Tournament of Champions for Speech Individual Events and Parliamentary Debate.


To join Speech and Debate, come to our meetings after school in D202, Monday-Thursday from 3:15-5:15pm.

Contact Information

For more information about ND Speech and Debate, please contact the Director of Speech and Debate, Mariel Cruz.

Email - mcruz@ndsj.org    

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