Join the Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy Debate Team

Why join the ICCA Debate Team? Because Debate Changes Lives

  • Represent the ICCA Debate Team in the American Debate League
  • Learn to be confident to speak to anyone and have your ideas heard
  • Meet people from all over New York City and Long Island debate tournaments and have fun
  • Opportunity to compete at tournaments around the Country like Harvard, Princeton, and Yale
  • Have an opportunity to become part of the American Debate League city championship

Higher Graduation & College Acceptance Rates

  • Debaters have a 22% to 30% higher acceptance rate at top tier colleges
  • Being the captain of the debate team “improved an applicant’s chances by more than 60%
  • 90% of urban high school debaters graduate vs. 50% of students in urban schools
  • 72% of high-risk secondary school debaters graduate vs. 43% high-risk non-debaters

How to Become a Member of the Mighty, Mighty Debate Team

  • Meetings every Friday After School
  • Speak to Debate Coach John Shea