**Mandatory auditions will be scheduled via email through Natalie Fischer (nfischer@houstonisd.org) or Nancy Mendez (nmendez@houstonisd.org) after you have submitted your application. All auditions will be done virtually through Microsoft TEAMS and will begin in November 2020. 
    Please be aware that acceptance into our Debate program requires some 
    after school and weekend practice and competitions
    Audition Requirements:
    Updated information is on its way. Please email Terrell Channey (terrell.chaney@houstonisd.org) if you have any questions regarding Debate. 
    Please choose one of the following and prepare accordingly:
    1. For the quoted topic below, prepare at least two Affirmative or two Negative contentions/ arguments with evidence and a source for each. Be prepared to defend your argument. 

    Topic: "The benefits of Genetically Modified Food outweigh the risks."


    2. Prepare an original 7-minute oratory-type speech on the topic of your choice. The speech may be serious or humorous, but must have a point - i.e. Relationships, Peer Pressure, or another topic you feel strongly about. 

    Should you need further assistance preparing for your audition, please contact Natalie Fischer at nfischer@houstonisd.org or Nancy Mendez at nmendez@houstonisd.org.
    Session Length:
    30 minutes  
    We are happy to accept students of all experience levels. We ask that you please come prepared and display
    a commitment to your participation in the audition process and in the Westbury HS Magnet Program.