Speech and Debate

Founded in 2003, the Foothill Technology Speech and Debate Team is dynamic and versatile.

Mrs. Kindred

We compete at league tournaments as part of the Tri-County Forensic League and at college invitationals such as CSU Fullerton and UC Berkeley.  We also compete in a variety of events including debate, extemporaneous, interpretation of literature and oratory.

In every year of its existence, the team has qualified students to the state tournament. Last year Foothill placed 11th in Original Oratory and 7th in debate at the California State Speech Tournament.

Weekly meetings and practices are held under the direction of Mrs. Jennifer Kindred. Students learn the art of persuasive communication and dramatic performance.

The speech team students give back to the community through various service opportunities including assisting with the VUSD Migrant Ed Debate Program, the VUSD Summer Enrichment Academy, and community debate events.

Would you like to support our team? You can make a tax-deductible donation online by clicking here!

For information regarding the Speech and Debate Team, please contact Jennifer Kindred, jennifer.kindred@venturausd.org

(805) 289-0023, ext. 2406

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