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Debate Team

Debate is the perfect activity for students who want to think critically and have their voices heard. The current Pony Debate team carries on the legacy of nearly 100 years of debate excellence at SAHS. The team competes in the Minnesota Classic Debate League, where students craft arguments and debate in teams of two. Topics focus on finding logic and evidence-based solutions to current issues. Recent topics have included discussions foreign treaties, the Supreme Court, Martian exploration, and more. Head coach Joe Kalka offered, “There are few high school activities more fun than debate. It gives students the opportunity to compete and problem solve in an extremely satisfying way found in very few other academic environments.”

September 12 - December 3, 2022
Monday - Thursday (Fridays Optional) 2:20-4:30 PM SAHS E207
Competitions: Saturdays 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Returning Student Information Meeting: September 1, 2022
New Student Information Meeting: September 7, 2022
Parent/Guardian Meeting: September 19, 2022

Registration on SmartSchoolK12 is required. $165 Participation Fee.  This is an MSHSL Team.


Joe Kalka, Head Coach