Oak Hill’s debate team — which meets as a Tuesday/Thursday elective — competes in tournaments throughout Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.  In 2015, the team took 2nd place at the State Championships for division 4A/3A/2A/1A schools, and multiple members of the team qualified for the National Speech and Debate Tournament in both 2014 and 2015.  Students learn and practice the fundamental elements of argumentation and public speaking as they engage in five different forms of competitive interscholastic debate:  Policy, Lincoln-Douglas, Parliamentary, Public Forum, and Congressional.  In addition, Oak Hill debaters have excelled at individual events such as dramatic interpretation, extemporaneous speaking, original oratory, radio commentary, and impromptu speaking.  For more information, please write us at debate@oakhillschool.net.