Speech and Debate Team


The RRCA High School Speech and Debate Team was formed in 2008-2009 to provide a venue for students to compete in forensics competitions. The speech and debate tournament events that students compete in include speaking, reading, acting, and debate. RRCA competes in public and private school invitational tournaments from September onward in preparation for district and state competition for TAPPS and the NFL. RRCA has active membership in the National Forensic League, the speech and debate honor society for public and private schools. In the fall of 2010, our school was designated with Chapter status by the organization, the highest of four rankings a school can obtain.

The Speech and Debate Team is coached by Cathleen Ferose.

2021 Highlights

Journey Tournament in Temple.  

The team finished 1st overall with Kiera Dixon the best all-around competitor.

Lincoln Douglas Debate:

6th place – Aiden Bennett, 5th place – Sarah Benitz, 1st place – Kiera Dixon 

Congressional Debate:

5th place – Douglas Chaiken, 4th place – Kiera Dixon


1st place – Kiera Dixon

Extemp Commentary:

1st place – Kiera Dixon


2nd place – Peyton Turner

Extemporaneous Speaking:

1st place – Kiera Dixon 


6th place – Anya Silva, 4th place – Jayla Sumlin, 1st place – Sarah Benitz


1st place – Sarah Benitz


2nd place – Sarah Benitz

 Dramatic Interpretation:

3rd place – Jayla Sumlin


2nd place – team of Siya Babbar and Anya Silva