Speech & Debate

TKA Speech & Debate is a member of the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) and competes with other Coast Forensic League (CFL) teams in the Bay Area.  TKA has teams that compete in Policy Debate, as well as individual students who compete in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and/or Speech events. 

For more information about the TKA program, contact the Team Coach, Edwin Lin: edwin.lin@tka.org.

Speech & Debate Team

Whether you are interested in joining the team or are just curious about what the team is like, this introductory meeting is for you!  All grades are welcomed--the team has typically been made up of high school and 8th graders but may be expanding this year based on increasing interest to 6th and 7th graders. Members must be comfortable working with a partner. No prior experience is required. Please send an email to the debate coach Edwin Lin at edwin.lin@tka.org to get more information.

Team Officers 2022-2023

Abigail Chang and Yuna Ham, Co-Captains

2022-2023 Resolution

"Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cyber security."

We train new members in argumentation, research, cross-examination, and delivery.  Our goal is to help students become more persuasive, eloquent speakers and to sharpen their analytical and critical thinking skills.