Alisa Gonzales, a junior at Big Spring High School, has been in the Speech and Debate program at BSHS since she was a sophomore. Gonzales told KBest News that she initially had interest in the speech aspect of the program with performance pieces but has since transitioned into political topics.
"It’s a really good program. I really do love it, and I think it’s taught not only me but a lot of people about how the world works and finding one's voice," said Gonzales.
Gonzales went on to say that Speech and Debate helps a lot of people to look at politics by showing the political side of many forms of government and many forms of humanity that they wouldn't normaly see if they weren't in Speech and Debate.
On Tuesday night, U.S. President Donald Trump participated in a political debate with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The debate has been described as chaotic, with frequent interruptions by the candidates.
When asked what her thoughts were on the presidential debate, Gonzales stated, "If people my age in the organization that I'm in were to have the same mannerisms as the two candidates, it would not have flown, and it would not have ended well for both teams. Also, I think it could have been a lot more professional on both sides."
The next presidential debate is scheduled for October 15, 2020 at 8 PM. The vice presidential debate will be held tomorrow, Oct. 7, 2020, at 8 PM and will be broadcasted live on The Mighty 1490 AM and the new FM 103.9.