Join the Speech & Debate Team! Full Scholarships Available!

June 15, 2020 dbobo Blog

speech team 2 scaledThe Jefferson State Speech & Debate team had a very successful year and is ranked 4th out of all community colleges in the nation in IPDA (International Public Debate Association) season-long rankings!

The team is now looking for new members to start the next competition season and full tuition/fee scholarships are available for qualified students. If you are a student at Jefferson State or plan to attend this fall and want to learn how to build arguments, research, express yourself, increase confidence and make lifelong friendships, please consider joining.

Instead of live auditions, interested students will be asked to fill out an application and email it to Dr. Janice Ralya, along with a copy of high school or college transcripts. Students will then be asked to audition via Zoom by giving a 5-minute researched speech. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to be at Jefferson State for at least a year.

Auditions will take place during June and July. Email Dr. Janice Ralya for more information (jralya@jeffersonstate.edu).  Join the Speech & Debate team and become part of a winning tradition!