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Speech & Debate


Grade Level

Wednesday 10 to 11 am & Wednesday 11 to noon

7th-8th graders at 10 & 8th-10th graders at 11


About the Course

This course focuses on persuasive essay writing, argument development, formal debate, and public speaking. Students learn to formulate their opinions based on academic research and evidence and then present those findings in the form of a debate, research essay, or by delivering a speech.

Your Instructor

Kendra Durney

Kendra has just entered her 14th year in education and is super excited to be joining Chev STEM! She has experience teaching subjects from World History to Algebra II, Intro Psychology to College Essay Writing, and Women's Voices to Self-Defense. Kendra is committed to social justice and service and she can't wait to share her knowledge and passion with our community!

Kendra Durney
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