• A Look Into the Speech and Debate Team

    by  • March 1, 2017 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    The Speech and Debate Team is a club at Malden High School that focuses on the art of debating and public speaking. The Speech and Debate team has been a tradition at MHS, since the club has been going on for over a decade now.

    The Speech and Debate team hosts events like Debate Night, which was also hosted by the History Club. The team also hosts debates between themselves at club meetings, to enhance their debating skills. Although the club has a key feature, debating, the Speech and Debate team do much more than that. It’s common for people to recite speeches, reading plays or even reciting poetry. This helps improve the member’s communication, social and public speaking skills.

    According to junior Harrison Zeiberg, one of the team’s goals is to “get our name out there by hosting more events to try to get people to join next year.” As mentioned earlier, the Speech and Debate team does plenty of more creative things that someone who was unfamiliar with the group would expect from a Speech and Debate club, such as poetry reading and play reading, so “we’re going to try to inform people what we do more” and how “this club helps improve people with speaking skills, especially public speaking, debate skills, and also helps people with the additional, more creative things we do.”


    Sara Zakaria, currently freshman at Malden High School, joined the Blue and Gold because of her passion and devotion for writing. Zakaria found out about the class in middle school, and thought it was the perfect opportunity to use the writing skills she possesses and get them published in the process. Her favorite subject is English, considering the writing, and her least is math. Although High School is going to take some time, she announces that she can get used to it, “it’s better than middle school” Zakaria says. Her hobbies include listening to music, especially her favorite artist: Joe Strummer, and watching movies such as Trainspotting. Other hobbies include swimming and reading books. She has one older brother and desires to have a cat. Zakaria knows some people already, but is enthusiastic to meet others and make new friends. In hopes to improve her writing skills, Zakaria is looking forward to getting her work published through the help of the Blue and Gold.

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