How else can I earn National Speech & Debate Association honor points?

  • Palm Beach County Youth Court takes place Tuesdays from approximately 5-8 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Courthouse on Gun Club Road. Here, students participate in the legal system, act as jurors, clerks, prosecuting attorneys or defense attorneys, in the sentencing of youthful offenders who have pled guilty to crimes such as shoplifting. Written verification is needed from the Youth Court.

  • Speeches before an adult audience. Speeches must be a minimum of four minutes before an audience with a minimum or 25 adults (individuals over the age of 18 who are no longer in high school) present. Examples include Rotary, Kiwanis or other service clubs, Church, Synagogue or Temple, adult community clubs (such as Toastmasters International), or adult political organizations. Written verification is needed.

  • Participation in public speaking competitions for other organizations such as DECA, FFA, Model U.N., Mock Trial, etc. is allowed. See Mr. Gaba for details if involved in these activities. Written verification is needed.

  • Performing during Wellington Debate's Dessert Theatre.

  • Any other public speaking performance must be approved in advance. See Mr. Gaba for details.