Thank you for taking the time to complete this recommendation! SpeakFirst provides Birmingham city middle and high school students with the opportunity to engage in co-curricular competitive debate. Your recommendation will be used as part of a holistic application and interview process. Students from any high school in the Birmingham City School District are eligible to apply.

Please note that if you would prefer to fill out a physical version of this form, you may find one here.

SpeakFirst High School Student Recommendation Form

  • Please take a moment to reflect upon this student’s academic skills. Please evaluate this student based on what you have observed to be an average 8th grader’s abilities.
  • Please answer the following questions.