The students of Toledo School for the Arts have the opportunity to participate in a plethora of clubs and organizations after school. One of the newest is the Speech and Debate team. That’s team and not club. Mr. Szparagowski is one of the advisors. He never did speech and debate in high school, but he was a participant in model united nations and says that both build character. Last year, the team was created, but this is the first year that it is actually up and running by request of the students. Students have the opportunity to compete in multiple categories where they can recite monologues, write and perform original pieces, or debate hot topics.