Debate I is designed to involve a general study of the techniques of interscholastic debate along with proper research skills. Participation in the inter-school debate program is required. Debate II and III include detailed and extensive analysis of debate theory and techniques with application of skills in forensic competition. Help in guiding and developing novice debate is an inherent part of the class work. This class offers opportunities for travel including national competition.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
What is DECA?
DECA is organized into two unique student divisions each with programs designed to address the learning styles, interest and focus of its members. The High School Division includes 200,000 members in 3,500 schools. The Collegiate Division includes over 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.
DECA Inc. is a not-for-profit student organization with more than 215,000 members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain. The United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state, district and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs.
DECA’s scholarship program provides over $300,000 in scholarships to high school and college DECA members at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) each year. Many corporate partners of DECA provide scholarships through the DECA scholarship program. DECA Inc. administers the program based on guidelines set by the donor. DECA scholarships are strictly merit based.
The International Thespian Society honors excellence for participation in high school theatre programs around the world. Any student who participates in the theatre at PHHS is eligible for membership. You do not have to be a Thespian in order to be involved in the Theatre Department – membership is earned through your participation in the theatre arts.
To be initiated, students must earn 15 points and fulfill the following criteria:
Perform and/or work backstage on at least two PHHS productions
Work on 2 different crews
Any theatre experience you have after 8th grade counts – as long as you weren’t paid.
Keep track of your participation by filling out a Thespian Point Record
What does the theatre department do?
A musical in the fall & a play in the spring
Student directed one-act plays in the spring
Homecoming parade and other activities throughout the year