Speech and Debate


STEMM Academy offers a Speech and Debate team that participates in competitions with other Okaloosa County Schools.



This team is especially for students who love to debate, embrace rhetoric and see him or herself in politics one day.  Also, there are competitive divisions for students who are dramatic, gifted in the theater arts, enjoy acting, connect with poetry, are passionate about prose and more.  You should come and bring a friend.  There are solo, group and duo divisions.


With the guidance and support of the Niceville High School team, Mrs. Pauline Buis, the coach of Niceville High School's team has worked to help create a Speech and Debate Junior Division for students to compete at the middle school level within Okaloosa County. 


Team Sponsor: Ms. English and Mr. Flynn

The Speech and Debate club meets on Wednesdays after school.

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OSA's first Speech and Debate Winter Invitational was held on 21 January, 2017. Congratulations to the following STEMM students for placing in his or her event:


Zachary Merlo Second Place Lincoln Douglas Debate 

Michael Panarisi First Place Student Congress 

Theron Lasher Second Place Humorous Interpretation

Annalise Thompson Third Place Dramatic Interpretation









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