Speech and Debate

Washington Speech and Debate Program

The Washington Speech and Debate program is led by Seth Barton.

Social Studies Teacher Seth Barton

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Mr. Barton teaches social studies at Washington High School. His email is seth.barton@kckps.org

Keep up with all Speech and Debate announcements regarding tournaments, practices, sign-ups for tournaments, etc by following the Washington HS Debate Twitter account 


Speech and Debate is a competitive program where students can develop speaking and writing skills, practice public speaking, and participate in critical thinking. Students work in teams with other people from their school and compete against other schools in tournaments. Check out this article, the Benefits of Participating in High School Debate. For more information, email Mr. Barton!