The National Speech & Debate Tournament is coming to Dallas, TX on June 20-21 and Jared Padalecki will be a special guest! Described as the largest academic tournament in the world, middle school and high school students from around the country will compete in a variety of speech and debate events. Debate participants will argue with their fellow competitors on topics ranging from social policy and legislation, to economics and the environment. Students in the speech categories will display their speaking and performing talents in events that include prose, poetry, dramatic interpretation, and informative speaking. More than 10,000 students, educators, and parents from over 3500 schools will be in attendance.
Jared was a participant in the 1998 National Tournament where he and his partner were champions in the Duo Interpretation category. Along with other famous actors, politicians, and public figures, Jared is listed by The National Speech and Debate Association as one of their many alumni who have “risen to the pinnacle of their respective fields”.
You can catch livestream coverage of the finals and award presentations here.