Debate and Speech


A dedicated group of students participates in the debate and speech teams at Simpson each year. These students spend many hours prepping, practicing and debating each other prior to regional and national competitions in addition to their coursework and other extracurricular involvement.

The teams are coached by Spencer Waugh, an instructor in the Communications & Media Studies department with a long history of forensics success.

For more information about debate or speech at Simpson, click the links.



2014-2015 Competitive Events

Simpson is also pleased to host an annual summer Debate Camp for high school students.

Interested students are encouraged to contact Spencer Waugh.


Simpson Debate and Speech team at Butler Battle January 18 2014

RaeLea Jones, Ashley Gomez, Robert Lyons, Marissa Belau, Michelle Beving, Tegan Jarchow, Paul Safford, Jacy Gomez, Jacob McLain, Kiley Murray, Coach Spencer Waugh, Emma Kain and Ellen Keyser represented Simpson College in speech and debate events at the Bulldog Battle in January 2014.

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