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Record number of MV Speech students qualify for States

The MV Speech Team pose at the end of the CFL state qualifiers tournament.
Eight members from the team place in its annual state qualifying tournament at Leland High School
March 9, 2020
Eight members from the team place in its annual state qualifying tournament at Leland High School

My Voice

My Voice
My perception of voice over time and how experiences changed it
March 3, 2020

Three. Squirrel. Mirror. Stretch. Wrench. Cathedral. What do these words have in common? When I was in elementary school, all of these words were difficult for me to pronounce. Even the word pronounce...

Speech and Debate Club’s SCU Tournament

Speech and Debate Club's SCU Tournament
MVSD competes in annual league tournament at Santa Clara University
January 8, 2020
MVSD competes in annual league tournament at Santa Clara University

Speech Club’s October Social

Junior Arya Das smiles while listening to junior Elene Pilpani's accusation during their confession round.
Members bond through playing the murder mystery game Ravenwood Masquerade Mystery
October 18, 2019
Members bond through playing the murder mystery game Ravenwood Masquerade Mystery

The branches of MVHS Speech and Debate

The branches of MVHS Speech and Debate
Explaining the different events that Speech and Debate offers
November 21, 2018

The Speech and Debate Club offers a variety of events for its members. The three main branches are original oratory, spontaneous, interpretation and exempt, which also falls under spontaneous. The club...

MVHS student takes third in 45th annual Japanese speech contest

MVHS student takes third in 45th annual Japanese speech contest
Third place winner shares her process and motivations
November 21, 2018

n Sunday, Nov. 4, the 45th annual Japanese speech contest was held in San Francisco’s Japantown at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. The event was a joint effort between...

Walking towards adulthood

Walking towards adulthood
March 31, 2018

n March 28, parents of FUHSD students gathered in the MVHS auditorium. They filled the seats as they waited to hear speaker and Head of Brentwood K-12 School Mike Riera’s speech about connecting with...

Two members from Speech and Debate qualify for state and national level tournaments

Two members from Speech and Debate qualify for state and national level tournaments
May 31, 2017

2014 and 2002 were the last years that a member from Speech and Debate, respectively, qualified for the California High School Speech Association State Tournaments and National Speech & Debate Tournament....

Speech and Debate: A second year of leadership

Speech and Debate: A second year of leadership
September 28, 2016

espite the changes MVHS Speech and Debate went through this year – including a shift in advisors, new coaches and a program to increase accountability – one thing has remained the same. Junior Amita...

Old and new members alike share thoughts on Speech and Debate

Old and new members alike share thoughts on Speech and Debate
September 27, 2015

ith the start of each school year, a myriad of clubs rush to promote themselves, striving to inspire interest in new members and foster leadership in returning members. Speech and Debate is no exception....

First Amendment Challenge: Freedom of speech

First Amendment Challenge: Freedom of speech
February 24, 2015

Religion. Speech. Press. Assembly. Petition. The First Amendment of the Constitution establishes these five fundamental freedoms which have become essential liberties in the United States of America. So...

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