The National Speech & Debate Association’s honor society recognizes high school students for their participation in speech and debate activities. Students earn distinction through speech and debate competition, as well community service, public speaking, and leadership activities. Members are eligible to join the Honor Society once they have earned the required number of points. Additionally, members of the honor society are held to the society’s Code of Honor, the highest standards of integrity, humility, respect, leadership, and service. These standards have been required of members since the organization was founded in 1925. Battle Ground Academy has supported the arts of speech and debate for many years becoming a charter school member of the 全国演讲和辩论 Association in 1971.