In an educational climate where most student services require justification within a standards based environment to prove that it is worthy of funding, Speech and Debate clearly justifies itself by meeting the academic need of students and promoting their emotional intelligence.
Migrant Education- Region 2 is a federally funded program designed to provide supplementary educational and support services to eligible migrant students. The Regional Speech and Debate Tournament is one of the many programs offered by Region 2. Students in grades six through twelve grades were provided an opportunity to compete academically in a safe and supportive environment.
Participating migrant students are encouraged to think critically, develop effective communication skills, and clearly articulate their thoughts and ideas. The Debate topics require extensive research and analysis, while Speech provides students with access to various genres of literature and the opportunity to resolve conflicts using language. The students and coaches have worked together since September to prepare for the tournament.
This year, the Regional Speech and Debate Tournament took place at the Woodland Community College campus on Saturday, March 29th. Approximately 177 migrant students from twenty-nine school districts and thirty-nine schools participated in either Spanish or English Speech or Debate. Migrant students represented the counties of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Sacramento, Shasta, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama and Yolo.
Those migrant students who placed first at the Woodland event will compete at the Annual State Tournament in Santa Maria on May 3-5. Region 2 will send a total of twenty-seven students and seven coaches/staff to the state competition. BCOE and the Region look forward to our students returning with numerous trophies from the upcoming competition.
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