Verbatim

Mission:

The verbatim believes communication skills are essential for empowering youth to become engaged citizens, skilled professionals, and honorable leaders in our global society. We connect, support, and inspire a diverse community of honor society members committed to fostering excellence in young people through competitive speech and debate activities.

Vision:

We envision a world in which every student has access to competitive speech and debate activities. We are the leading voice in the development of resources, competitive and ethical standards, curricular and co-curricular opportunities, and recognition systems for our vast network of student, coach, and alumni members.

Goals :

  •  To provide a significant training ground for the development of students’ communicative abilities.•
  • To provide opportunities for students to practice and share their skills development.
  • To create learning situations in which students develop proficiencies based on sound educational and communication theories.
  • To provide judges who will make judgments based on educational objectives and offer a critique which help students achieve them.

Objectives :

  • To understand and communicate various forms of arguments effectively in a variety of contexts.
  • To conduct researches using multiple sources to support a position in a debate.
  • To generate effective critical thinking into primary issues in a given topic.
  • To meet and interact with students from other schools in the context of a social and intellectual activity.
  • To realize the simultaneous opportunities for leadership and group participation.
  • To participate effectively in situations where decisions must be made