Shrewsbury recognized by National Speech & Debate Association


Shrewsbury High School is over capacity in terms of enrollment, with 1,875 students currently learning in a building built for 1,475. Photo/Dakota Antelman
Shrewsbury High School’s Speech & Debate Team was recently recognized by the National Speech and Debate Association. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

SHREWSBURY – The Shrewsbury High School Speech & Debate Team has been recognized by the National Speech & Debate Association. 

The Shrewsbury team was mentioned among the nation’s top schools in two recent press releases.

Shrewsbury was one of 600 schools to earn the association’s 2022-2023 Club Award. Shrewsbury was named a “400 Club” school, meaning the team has amassed 400 strength points. Strength points are calculated based on student and coach achievements in competition and service. 

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“Our Club Award winners show an incredible commitment to this activity, their students and their success,” said J. Scott Wunn, executive director of the National Speech & Debate Association. “These programs demonstrate outstanding commitment to teaching students essential life skills—including communication, research, listening, writing, and organization.”

Shrewsbury was also named a top-100 school for the 2022-2023 school year. Each year, the 100 chapters with the largest number of new degrees in the National Forensic League Honor Society receive the Top 100 schools designation. Shrewsbury was ranked as the third best program in Massachusetts and the 58th-best program in the nation.

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