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Speech and Debate Team - Bigger and Better Than Ever

The Speech and Debate team has been enjoying great success to date.

In the last tournament, Jonathan Pfeffer '22, added two more wins to his a record totaling a whopping six wins already this year. Gary Wu '22, and Abdullah Rafique '21 also each placed in the top ten out of sixty-four competitors as speakers along with posting winning records.

What has been the most remarkable this year is the enthusiasm and interest in the program. The week of 11/18 saw four new students join its ranks with their eyes on competing at a tournament soon. Perhaps a wonderful way to understand its popularity and effectiveness come from 9th grader, Rachel Rubenstein, who beamed about the team: “
Joining the Speech and Debate team was one of the best decisions I have made at Sierra Canyon because it has helped me improve my writing, researching, and presentation skills. I feel much more confident in the way I express myself and talk to people.”

We look forward to seeing what's next for this exceptional team!
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Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located in Chatsworth, California. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles area and the world at large. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture and a family-like environment.