AFTER THE BELL: Westford Academy’s Speech and Debate Club is Featured

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Westford Academy student Alicia McKenna visits the Speech and Debate Club for an overview of what participants do and how it can help students into the future.

WA teacher Scott Cruikshank is the club advisor. He said in a typical meeting  the students split into groups, such as impromptu speaking, to “practice and get ready for those tournaments.”

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Member Shavangi Ranjan outlined how the club operates.

“We practice every Tuesday and Thursday,” she said. “We meet from 2 to 3…We have multiple speech events…We have multiple debate events, as well.”

Ranjan said any type of student who’s motivated to learn would benefit from joining the club.

“If you want to become a better speaker and a better writer this club is perfect for you,” she said.

Westford Academy student Alicia McKenna. WESTFORDCAT PHOTO