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Inspire the Next Generation of Public Speakers

You experienced firsthand the power of speech and debate, so stay connected (or reconnect!) with other speech and debate alumni by signing up for your free alumni membership.

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Connect with Community

We are the largest speech and debate community in the country, and we want you to be part of it! When you join the alumni community, you are in good company with alumni who have risen to the pinnacle of their respective fields. Check out a few of the prominent faces of speech and debate on our notable alumni page.

Plus, we are building an alumni community on LinkedIn – join the conversation by following our page and engaging with the alumni network.


Share Your Story

You know how important speech and debate was to your journeyyou lived it. Join the alumni community and share your story to inspire others to start theirs. Your words help support our vision to provide speech and debate in every school.

Attend Webinars

Our Alumni Webinar Series was created for community development, engaging conversations, and fun! Each webinar is formatted differently with advice on using your speech and debate skills in the real world, conversations with notable alumni, or Q&A sessions with topic-specific panelists.

Erik Dominguez Webinar

Speech and debate was a place to compete, but more than that, it was a place to grow.

Rachel Marsch, 2023, Bolivar High School, MO


Share your time, talents, and gifts with the speech & debate community through volunteering. Once you join the alumni community, you will be the first to know about judging opportunities, team mentoring, volunteer coaching positions, and more. Your involvement will change lives!

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The Pay It Forward Fund was founded in 2022, with inaugural donations from Joe and Pam Wycoff and the Alumni of Apple Valley High School, MN, who believe speech and debate is one of the most influential experiences a student can have. In this spirit, the Pay it Forward Fund provides hundreds of new schools access to speech and debate through free NSDA Memberships and access to all NSDA resources. Now you have the opportunity to ensure students have access to speech and debate through your donation to the Fund.

Speech and debate gives you the ace up your sleeve during those crucial moments in life – whether it’s landing your job interview or advocating for change in your community. These are the real final rounds of life where speech and debate makes the difference. Each donation to the Pay It Forward Fund makes speech and debate more equitable and gives speech and debate opportunities to more students and schools.

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