Debate and Speech

Your high school aged youth is invited to join the St. Thomas Aquinas Steubenville Debate Class/Club. Have your son or daughter join in on the rhetoric with policy debate. We intertwine speech and debate with many subjects. Your child will learn how to research, write, and speak about government policy that should be or shouldn’t be enacted right now! He will study topics related to economics, history, and logic. He will be compelled to improve his speech, logic, and proper emotional appeal in order to win a round. During the first half of the year, new students learn the nuts and bolts of debate. During the second half of the year, the students practice those skills amongst themselves and in tournaments across Ohio. Our novice teacher will be Mark Erste Jr. who has been with us for 4 years and returning this year is Mr. Philip Gray who is a canon lawyer and has been involved in our debate class for 3 years. For more information or to sign your child(ren) up for the class, please contact Joan Scott 740 264-1595 or
Class day is Monday afternoons from 1-4 PM at 1040 Granard Pkwy Steubenville.
Tuition for the year will be $200. Third child in family will be free. I will also ask for a $40 non refundable deposit (out of the tuition) to hold your spot and to enable us to purchase necessary supplies. This is due by August 1. May God bless you as you plan the next school year!