Speech and Debate is a core class for all middle school students at Desert and an elective in grades 9-12.
The classes help students make effective presentations, learn analytic skills, be stronger test takers and do research to prepare them for the high school years and beyond.
Desert also has a nationally award winning extracurricular Speech and Debate Team that travels around the state and out of the state competing with other schools in 12 different areas of Speech, Debate, and Acting events. Students are coached by Lisa Lincoln, renowned Speech and Debate Coach, and Randy Bennett, Chair of our Performing Arts Department. Ms. Lincoln serves as the Vice President of the state of New Mexico Speech and Debate Association and will be the President from 2015 – 2017.
Please e-mail Coach Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.