37 State Qualifications (TFA & UIL), 6 NSDA National Tournament Qualifications, and 2 NSDA National Congress Finalists for 2017-18
The Clements Academic Speech Team (CAST) is an award winning team. Members compete in speech and debate tournaments and make good friends while developing lifelong skills in public speaking, critical thinking, research, and writing. Like many extracurricular activities, student participation is governed by the University Interscholastic League (UIL). In addition to competing in UIL contests, students participate in tournaments hosted by the Texas Forensic Association (TFA), and the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA).
As a result of participation in competitive events, students are able to earn membership in NSDA's honor society--the National Forensic League (NFL). For the last several years, the Clements Chapter has held the honor of being the largest in FBISD and the largest in the East Texas NSDA District. With over 500 student degrees, it is ranked among the top 30 schools nationwide. The Clements NSDA Chapter has maintained membership in the prestigious "Pentagon Society" since 2015.
Stay in the Loop!
Remind.com and this website are the central sources of information.
Remind.com for Returning Student Team Members:Text @msjteam to 81010 or (832)324-3853
Remind.com for Parents of Returning Team Members: Text @msjparents to 81010 or (832)324-3853
Remind.com for New Student Team Members: Text @msjteamn to 81010 or (832)324-3853
Remind.com for Parents of New Team Members: Text @msjteamnp to 81010 or (832)324-3853
Parents should always give the name of their students when communicating with the director. When joining the parents' remind.com group, parents should list their first names as "Mom of" or "Dad of" and their last names as the first and last names of their students.