Riverside High School, in Greer, SC, has one of the nation's largest and most competitive speech and debate programs. Our over 70 students, representing almost every demographic imaginable in a public high school, compete in a rigorous practice and tournament schedule that runs from September to June. Most competitions require travel to other states, and that gets expensive. In addition to practicing and competing, students raise money by selling fruit and coupon books, performing in plays and showcases, washing cars, and hosting spirit nights. The team's dedication to practice and fundraising has paid off in state championships, national trophies, and college scholarships. More importantly, our students develop communication skills and a base of knowledge that will serve them for a lifetime.