Fullerton Joint Union HSD

Barbara Kilponen, Board President; Scott Scambray, Superintendent; Rani Goyal, Principal; Sal Tinajero and Priscilla Merritt, Coaches and Teachers

The Speech and Debate program was founded as a unique way to bridge the achievement gap of disadvantaged students. By creating a co-curricular program focused on literacy as well as the persuasive elements of writing in the curriculum, students are provided a classroom environment focused on skills needed to be college and career ready and then applied in a competitive setting. This dual learning process supports students not only in Speech and Debate but in every facet of learning as the program supports all disciplines which increases student achievement thus giving students more educational opportunities including college acceptances and scholarships.