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National Speech & Debate Association Announces Top 100 Schools
This designation is given to schools with the largest number of new degrees.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 12, 2018) – The National Speech & Debate Association is proud to announce the Top 100 Schools for the 2017-2018 school year. Each year, the 100 chapters with the largest number of new degrees in the National Forensic League Honor Society receive the Top 100 Schools designation.

“Our Top 100 schools show an incredible commitment to growing speech and debate,” said J. Scott Wunn, Executive Director of the National Speech & Debate Association. “These programs demonstrate outstanding commitment to the values of integrity, humility, respect, leadership, and service that are central to our Code of Honor.”

In addition to the Top 100 Schools designation, student degrees contribute to a school’s strength. For each degree a student receives, they also earn one strength point. A school’s strength is the sum of each student’s strength plus the strength of up to three coaches.

Top 100 Schools:
1. Leland High School (San Jose, CA)
2. Central High School (Springfield, MO)
3. Regis High School (New York, NY)
4. Liberty Sr High School (Liberty, MO)
5. Gabrielino High School (San Gabriel, CA)
6. Millard North High School (Omaha, NE)
7. Eagan High School (Eagan, MN)
8. Washburn Rural High School (Topeka, KS)
9. Glendale High School (Springfield, MO)
10. Westwood High School (Austin, TX)
11. Shawnee Mission East High School (Prairie Village, KS)
12. Eastview High School (Apple Valley, MN)
13. Cherry Creek High School (Greenwood Village, CO)
14. George Washington High School (Denver, CO)
15. Cypress Bay High School (Weston, FL)
16. The Bronx High School Of Science (Bronx, NY)
17. Nova High School (Davie, FL)
18. Kickapoo High School (Springfield, MO)
18. Ridge High School (Basking Ridge, NJ)
20. Dougherty Valley High School (San Ramon, CA)
21. Lee’s Summit West High School (Lee’s Summit, MO)
22. Notre Dame Marist Academy (Pontiac, MI)
23. North Allegheny Sr High School (Wexford, PA)
24. Alhambra High School (Alhambra, CA)
25. James Logan High School (Union City, CA)
26. Blue Springs High School (Blue Springs, MO)
27. Hillcrest High School (Idaho Falls, ID)
28. Olathe Northwest High School (Olathe, KS)
29. Liberty North High School (Liberty, MO)
30. William P Clements High School (Sugar Land, TX)
31. Edina High School (Edina, MN)
32. Blue Valley High School (Overland Park, KS)
33. Lexington High School (Lexington, MA)
34. Glenbrook North High School (Northbrook, IL)
35. Munster High School (Munster, IN)
35. West Broward High School (Pembroke Pines, FL)
37. Montville High School (Montville, NJ)
38. Aberdeen Central High School (Aberdeen, SD)
39. Cabot High School (Cabot, AR)
39. Syosset High School (Syosset, NY)
41. Bozeman High School (Bozeman, MTv
42. Neosho High School (Neosho, MO)
43. Cheyenne East High School (Cheyenne, WY)
44. Bellaire High School (Bellaire, TX)
44. Riverside High School (Greer, SC)
46. Downers Grove South High School (Downers Grove, IL)
47. Western High School (Davie, FL)
48. Blue Springs South High School (Blue Springs, MO)
49. Palo Verde High School (Las Vegas, NV)
50. Carlsbad High School (Carlsbad, CA)
51. Cary Academy (Cary, NC)
52. Lakeville North High School (Lakeville, MN)
53. Perry High School (Massillon, OH)
53. Chesterton High School (Chesterton, IN)
55. Westview High School (Portland, OR)
56. Newton South High School (Newton, MA)
57. Blue Valley West High School (Overland Park, KS)
58. Oak Ridge High School (Conroe, TX)
59. Lee’s Summit North High School (Lee’s Summit, MO)
60. Claremont High School (Claremont, CA)
61. Madison High School (Rexburg, ID)
61. Willard High School (Willard, MO)
63. Lawrence Free State High School (Lawrence, KS)
64. East Ridge High School (Woodbury, MN)
65. Sioux Falls Lincoln High School (Sioux Falls, SD)
65. Valley International Prep (Van Nuys, CA)
67. Chaminade High School (Mineola, NY)
67. O’Gorman High School (Sioux Falls, SD)
69. Archbishop Mitty High School (San Jose, CA)
70. Scarsdale High School (Scarsdale, NY)
70. Lincoln Southwest High School (Lincoln, NE)
72. Pittsburg High School (Pittsburg, KS)
73. Plano West Sr High School (Plano, TX)
74. The Pembroke Hill School (Kansas City, MO)
75. Hawken School (Gates Mills, OH)
76. Green River High School (Green River, WY)
76. Glacier High School (Kalispell, MT)
78. Blue Valley North High School (Overland Park, KS)
79. Lawrence High School (Lawrence, KS)
79. Solon High School (Solon, OH)
81. Interlake High School (Bellevue, WA)
82. Glenbrook South High School (Glenview, IL)
83. Green Valley High School (Henderson, NV)
84. Bonneville High School (Idaho Falls, ID)
85. Miramonte High School (Orinda, CA)
86. Monte Vista High School (Danville, CA)
86. Apple Valley High School (Apple Valley, MN)
88. Desert Vista High School (Phoenix, AZ)
89. Moorhead High School (Moorhead, MN)
90. Flower Mound High School (Flower Mound, TX)
90. Lincoln East High School (Lincoln, NE)
92. College Prep (Oakland, CA)
92. Bentonville High School (Bentonville, AR)
94. Ardrey Kell High School (Charlotte, NC)
95. Upper St Clair High School (Pittsburgh, PA)
96. Highland High School (Pocatello, ID)
97. Hendrickson High School (Pflugerville, TX)
98. Canfield High School (Canfield, OH)
99. Grapevine High School (Grapevine, TX)
100. Flathead High School (Kalispell, MT)
100. LC Anderson High School (Austin, TX)

2019 Jan PF Topic Announced

December 1, 2018

Based on a nationwide vote, the 2019 January Public Forum topic is, Resolved: The United States federal government should prioritize reducing the federal debt over promoting economic growth.

A total of 423 coaches and 1,199 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 65% of the coach vote and 59% of the student vote.

For more topics, click here.

2019 Jan/Feb LD Topic Announced

December 1, 2018

The 2019 January/February Lincoln-Douglas topic is, Resolved: The United States ought not provide military aid to authoritarian regimes.

For more topics, click here.

National Speech & Debate Association Announces Club Awards for Top Schools
These high schools are ranked among the top speech and debate members.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 20, 2018) – The National Speech & Debate Association is proud to announce Club Awards for nearly 800 schools. Club awards are awarded to schools who meet a certain threshold of strength points.

“Our Club Award winners show an incredible commitment to this activity, their students, and their success,” said J. Scott Wunn, Executive Director of the National Speech & Debate Association. “These programs demonstrate outstanding commitment to teaching students essential life skills—including communication, research, listening, writing, and organization.”

Strength points are calculated based on student and coach achievements in competition and service. For each degree a student receives, they also earn one strength point. A school’s strength is the sum of each student’s strength plus the strength of up to three coaches.

900 Club schools (900 Strength Points):
Leland High School (San Jose, CA)
Central High School (Springfield, MO)

800 Club schools (800 Strength Points):
Liberty Sr High School (Liberty, MO)
Regis High School (New York, NY)

700 Club schools (700 Strength Points):
Gabrielino High School (San Gabriel, CA)
Washburn Rural High School (Topeka, KS)
Eagan High School (Eagan, MN)
Glendale High School (Springfield, MO)
Millard North High School (Omaha, NE)
Westwood High School (Austin, TX)

600 Club schools (600 Strength Points):
George Washington High School (Denver, CO)
Cherry Creek High School (Greenwood Village, CO)
Cypress Bay High School (Weston, FL)
Shawnee Mission East High School (Prairie Village, KS)
Eastview High School (Apple Valley, MN)
The Bronx High School Of Science (Bronx, NY)

500 Club schools (500 Strength Points):
Dougherty Valley High School (San Ramon, CA)
Alhambra High School (Alhambra, CA)
James Logan High School (Union City, CA)
Nova High School (Davie, FL)
West Broward High School (Pembroke Pines, FL)
Hillcrest High School (Idaho Falls, ID)
Glenbrook North High School (Northbrook, IL)
Munster High School (Munster, IN)
Olathe Northwest High School (Olathe, KS)
Blue Valley High School (Overland Park, KS)
Lexington High School (Lexington, MA)
Notre Dame Marist Academy (Pontiac, MI)
Edina High School (Edina, MN)
Kickapoo High School (Springfield, MO)
Lee’s Summit West High School (Lee’s Summit, MO)
Blue Springs High School (Blue Springs, MO)
Liberty North High School (Liberty, MO)
Ridge High School (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Montville High School (Montville, NJ)
North Allegheny Sr High School (Wexford, PA)
Aberdeen Central High School (Aberdeen, SD)
William P Clements High School (Sugar Land, TX)

400 Club schools (400 Strength Points):
Cabot High School (Cabot, AR)
Carlsbad High School (Carlsbad, CA)
Claremont High School (Claremont, CA)
Valley International Prep (Van Nuys, CA)
Archbishop Mitty High School (San Jose, CA)
Western High School (Davie, FL)
Madison High School (Rexburg, ID)
Downers Grove South High School (Downers Grove, IL)
Chesterton High School (Chesterton, IN)
Blue Valley West High School (Overland Park, KS)
Lawrence Free State High School (Lawrence, KS)
Pittsburg High School (Pittsburg, KS)
Newton South High School (Newton, MA)
Lakeville North High School (Lakeville, MN)
East Ridge High School (Woodbury, MN)
Neosho High School (Neosho, MO)
Blue Springs South High School (Blue Springs, MO)
Lee’s Summit North High School (Lee’s Summit, MO)
Willard High School (Willard, MO)
The Pembroke Hill School (Kansas City, MO)
Bozeman High School (Bozeman, MT)
Glacier High School (Kalispell, MT)
Cary Academy (Cary, NC)
Lincoln Southwest High School (Lincoln, NE)
Palo Verde High School (Las Vegas, NV)
Syosset High School (Syosset, NY)
Chaminade High School (Mineola, NY)
Scarsdale High School (Scarsdale, NY)
Perry High School (Massillon, OH)
Hawken School (Gates Mills, OH)
Westview High School (Portland, OR)
Riverside High School (Greer, SC)
Sioux Falls Lincoln High School (Sioux Falls, SD)
O’Gorman High School (Sioux Falls, SD)
Bellaire High School (Bellaire, TX)
Oak Ridge High School (Conroe, TX)
Plano West Sr High School (Plano, TX)
Cheyenne East High School (Cheyenne, WY)
Green River High School (Green River, WY)

300 Club schools (300 Strength Points):
The Montgomery Academy (Montgomery, AL)
Bentonville High School (Bentonville, AR)
Desert Vista High School (Phoenix, AZ)
Miramonte High School (Orinda, CA)
Monte Vista High School (Danville, CA)
College Prep (Oakland, CA)
Bonita Vista High School (Chula Vista, CA)
San Marino High School (San Marino, CA)
Palo Alto High School (Palo Alto, CA)
Denver East High School (Denver, CO)
Kent Denver School (Englewood, CO)
Lake Highland Preparatory (Orlando, FL)
American Heritage School – Plantation (Plantation, FL)
Taravella High School (Coral Springs, FL)
Bonneville High School (Idaho Falls, ID)
Highland High School (Pocatello, ID)
Blackfoot High School (Blackfoot, ID)
Rigby High School (Rigby, ID)
Glenbrook South High School (Glenview, IL)
New Trier Township High School (Winnetka, IL)
Hinsdale Central High School (Hinsdale, IL)
Niles West High School (Skokie, IL)
Fishers High School (Fishers, IN)
Blue Valley North High School (Overland Park, KS)
Lawrence High School (Lawrence, KS)
Valley Center High School (Valley Center, KS)
Fort Scott High School (Fort Scott, KS)
Lansing Sr High School (Lansing, KS)
Wichita East High School (Wichita, KS)
Topeka High School (Topeka, KS)
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School (Shawnee, KS)
Henry Clay High School (Lexington, KY)
Shrewsbury High School (Shrewsbury, MA)
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (Acton, MA)
Apple Valley High School (Apple Valley, MN)
Moorhead High School (Moorhead, MN)
Chanhassen High School (Chanhassen, MN)
Maple Grove Senior High School (Maple Grove, MN)
Park Hill High School (Kansas City, MO)
Jefferson City High School (Jefferson City, MO)
Bolivar R 1 High School (Bolivar, MO)
Ladue Horton Watkins High School (St Louis, MO)
Flathead High School (Kalispell, MT)
Ardrey Kell High School (Charlotte, NC)
Durham Academy (Durham, NC)
Lincoln East High School (Lincoln, NE)
Millburn High School (Millburn, NJ)
Summit High School (Summit, NJ)
Green Valley High School (Henderson, NV)
Solon High School (Solon, OH)
Canfield High School (Canfield, OH)
Mason High School (Mason, OH)
Hoover High School (North Canton, OH)
Wooster High School (Wooster, OH)
Highland High School (Medina, OH)
Jackson High School (Massillon, OH)
Norman North High School (Norman, OK)
Lincoln High School (Portland, OR)
Upper St Clair High School (Pittsburgh, PA)
Unionville High School (Kennett Square, PA)
West Allegheny High School (Imperial, PA)
Watertown High School (Watertown, SD)
Washington High School (Sioux Falls, SD)
Brookings High School (Brookings, SD)
Morristown West High School (Morristown, TN)
Flower Mound High School (Flower Mound, TX)
Hendrickson High School (Pflugerville, TX)
Grapevine High School (Grapevine, TX)
L C Anderson High School (Austin, TX)
Seven Lakes High School (Katy, TX)
Saint Mary’s Hall High School (San Antonio, TX)
Interlake High School (Bellevue, WA)
Gig Harbor High School (Gig Harbor, WA)

200 Club schools (200 Strength Points):
Vestavia Hills High School (Vestavia Hills, AL)
Hamilton High School (Chandler, AZ)
Phoenix Country Day School (Paradise Valley, AZ)
The Harker School (San Jose, CA)
Turlock High School (Turlock, CA)
Monta Vista High School (Cupertino, CA)
Helix Charter High School (La Mesa, CA)
Presentation High School (San Jose, CA)
Fullerton Joint Union High School (Fullerton, CA)
Cupertino High School (Cupertino, CA)
Los Altos High School (Santa Cruz, CA)
Stockdale High School (Bakersfield, CA)
Bellarmine College Prep (San Jose, CA)
Eaglecrest High School (Centennial, CO)
Lakewood High School (Lakewood, CO)
Resurrection Christian School (Loveland, CO)
Pueblo West High School (Pueblo, CO)
Holy Family High School (Broomfield, CO)
Miramar High School (Miramar, FL)
Oxbridge Academy Of The Palm Beaches (West Palm Beach, FL)
West Orange High School (Winter Garden, FL)
Miami Beach Sr High School (Miami Beach, FL)
Trinity Preparatory School (Winter Park, FL)
Boca Raton Community High School (Boca Raton, FL)
Cooper City High School (Cooper City, FL)
Wellington High School (Wellington, FL)
Dreyfoos School Of The Arts (West Palm Beach, FL)
Ransom Everglades School (Coconut Grove, FL)
Pine View School (Osprey, FL)
Suncoast Comm High School (Riviera Beach, FL)
Ft Lauderdale High School (Ft Lauderdale, FL)
St Thomas Aquinas High School (Ft Lauderdale, FL)
Carrollton High School (Carrollton, GA)
Marist School (Atlanta, GA)
Columbus High School (Columbus, GA)
Des Moines Roosevelt High School (Des Moines, IA)
West Des Moines Valley High School (West Des Moines, IA)
John F Kennedy High School (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Mountain Home High School (Mountain Home, ID)
Coeur D’Alene High School (Coeur D’Alene, ID)
Columbia High School (Nampa, ID)
Eagle High School (Eagle, ID)
University High School (Normal, IL)
Solorio Academy High School (Chicago, IL)
College Preparatory School Of America (Lombard, IL)
Evanston Twp High School (Evanston, IL)
Downers Grove North High School (Downers Grove, IL)
Concord High School (Elkhart, IN)
Valparaiso High School (Valparaiso, IN)
Plymouth High School (Plymouth, IN)
Kapaun Mount Carmel High School (Wichita, KS)
Andover High School (Andover, KS)
Manhattan High School (Manhattan, KS)
Sumner Academy (Kansas City, KS)
Garden City High School (Garden City, KS)
Derby High School (Derby, KS)
Maize South High School (Wichita, KS)
Hutchinson High School (Hutchinson, KS)
Buhler High School (Buhler, KS)
Piper High School (Kansas City, KS)
Shawnee Mission West High School (Shawnee Mission, KS)
Olathe South High School (Olathe, KS)
Louisburg High School (Louisburg, KS)
Wichita Collegiate Upper School (Wichita, KS)
Emporia High School (Emporia, KS)
Olathe North High School (Olathe, KS)
Salina South High School (Salina, KS)
Comeaux High School (Lafayette, LA)
Needham High School (Needham, MA)
Eden Prairie High School (Eden Prairie, MN)
Prior Lake High School (Savage, MN)
Orono High School (Long Lake, MN)
Rosemount Sr High School (Rosemount, MN)
St Paul Academy & Summit School (St Paul, MN)
Republic High School (Republic, MO)
Marshall High School (Marshall, MO)
North Kansas City High School (North Kansas City, MO)
Parkway West High School (Ballwin, MO)
Fort Osage High School (Independence, MO)
Raymore-Peculiar High School (Peculiar, MO)
Marquette High School (Chesterfield, MO)
Lebanon High School (Lebanon, MO)
Park Hill South High School (Kansas City, MO)
Rockhurst High School (Kansas City, MO)
Independence Truman High School (Independence, MO)
Raytown High School (Raytown, MO)
Independence Chrisman High School (Independence, MO)
Raytown South High School (Raytown, MO)
Clayton High School (Clayton, MO)
Parkview High School (Springfield, MO)
Carthage High School (Carthage, MO)
St Andrew’s Episcopal School (Ridgeland, MS)
Oak Grove High School (Hattiesburg, MS)
Cumberland Polytechnic High School (Fayetteville, NC)
Myers Park High School (Charlotte, NC)
North Mecklenburg High School (Huntersville, NC)
Charlotte Catholic High School (Charlotte, NC)
Asheville High School (Asheville, NC)
Dickinson High School (Dickinson, ND)
Norfolk High School (Norfolk, NE)
North Platte High School (North Platte, NE)
Millard West High School (Omaha, NE)
Delbarton School (Morristown, NJ)
Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School (Bridgewater, NJ)
Advanced Technologies Academy (Las Vegas, NV)
Reno High School (Reno, NV)
Elko High School (Elko, NV)
Northwest Career And Technical Academy (Las Vegas, NV)
Coronado High School (Henderson, NV)
GlenOak High School (Canton, OH)
Gilmour Academy (Gates Mills, OH)
Stow-Munroe Falls High School (Stow, OH)
University School (Hunting Valley, OH)
Austintown Fitch High School (Youngstown, OH)
Hathaway Brown School (Shaker Heights, OH)
Westmoore High School (Oklahoma City, OK)
Edmond North High School (Edmond, OK)
Bixby High School (Bixby, OK)
Jenks High School (Jenks, OK)
Ardmore High School (Ardmore, OK)
Tulsa Washington High School (Tulsa, OK)
Ashland High School (Ashland, OR)
Strath Haven High School (Wallingford, PA)
Harrisburg High School (Harrisburg, SD)
Roosevelt High School (Sioux Falls, SD)
Brentwood High School (Brentwood, TN)
Plano Sr High School (Plano, TX)
W B Ray High School (Corpus Christi, TX)
Memorial High School (Houston, TX)
Cy-Fair High School (Cypress, TX)
Dulles High School (Sugar Land, TX)
Klein High School (Klein, TX)
Elkins High School (Missouri City, TX)
Greenhill School (Addison, TX)
Princeton High School (Princeton, TX)
Spring Woods High School (Houston, TX)
Lindale High School (Lindale, TX)
Lake Travis High School (Austin, TX)
Ronald Reagan High School (San Antonio, TX)
Lovejoy High School (Lucas, TX)
Lamar High School (Houston, TX)
Carroll High School (Southlake, TX)
Tompkins High School (Katy, TX)
Albion Middle School (Sandy, UT)
Green Canyon High School (North Logan, UT)
Madison West High School (Madison, WI)
Appleton East High School (Appleton, WI)
Rock Springs High School (Rock Springs, WY)
Cheyenne Central High School (Cheyenne, WY)

100 Club schools (100 Strength Points):
South Anchorage High School (Anchorage, AK)
Lamp High School (Montgomery, AL)
The Altamont School High School (Birmingham, AL)
Mountain Brook High School (Mountain Brook, AL)
Saint James School (Montgomery, AL)
Little Rock Central High School (Little Rock, AR)
Bentonville West High School (Centerton, AR)
Har-Ber High School (Springdale, AR)
Brophy College Prep (Phoenix, AZ)
Mesquite High School (Gilbert, AZ)
Phoenix Country Day School (Paradise Valley, AZ)
BASIS Scottsdale High School (Scottsdale, AZ)
Scottsdale Preparatory Academy (Scottsdale, AZ)
McClintock High School (Tempe, AZ)
BASIS Peoria High School (Peoria, AZ)
Catalina Foothills High School (Tucson, AZ)
The Quarry Lane School (Dublin, CA)
Mountain View High School (Santa Cruz, CA)
Loyola High School (Los Angeles, CA)
Brentwood School (Los Angeles, CA)
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School (Rolling Hills Estates, CA)
Schurr High School (Montebello, CA)
Arcadia High School (Arcadia, CA)
Flintridge Preparatory School (La Canada Flintridge, CA)
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (La Canada Flintridge, CA)
Westridge School (Pasadena, CA)
Polytechnic School (Pasadena, CA)
Crescenta Valley High School (La Crescenta, CA)
Granada Hills Charter High School (Granada Hills, CA)
North Hollywood High School (North Hollywood, CA)
Campbell Hall High School (Studio City, CA)
Arroyo High School (El Monte, CA)
Los Osos High School (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
The Cambridge School (San Diego, CA)
Canyon Crest Academy (San Diego, CA)
Redlands High School (Redlands, CA)
Yucaipa High School (Yucaipa, CA)
Cajon High School (San Bernardino, CA)
Fairmont Preparatory Academy (Anaheim, CA)
Riverside STEM Academy (Corona, CA)
Orosi High School (Orosi, CA)
Sanger High School (Sanger, CA)
Bullard High School (Fresno, CA)
Clovis North High School (Fresno, CA)
University High School (Fresno, CA)
Lowell High School (San Francisco, CA)
The Nueva School (San Mateo, CA)
Mission San Jose High School (Fremont, CA)
Milpitas High School (Milpitas, CA)
Saratoga High School (Saratoga, CA)
Notre Dame High School (San Jose, CA)
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA)
Lynbrook High School (San Jose, CA)
Bear Creek High School (Stockton, CA)
James Enochs High School (Modesto, CA)
Mountain House High School (Mountain House, CA)
Davis Senior High School (Davis, CA)
Granite Bay High School (Granite Bay, CA)
Woodcreek High School (Roseville, CA)
Mira Loma High School (Sacramento, CA)
BC Academy (Langley, BC, CN)
Regis Jesuit High School (Aurora, CO)
Grandview High School (Aurora, CO)
Cherokee Trail High School (Aurora, CO)
Alexander Dawson School (Lafayette, CO)
Castle View High School (Castle Rock, CO)
Valor Christian High School (Highlands Ranch, CO)
Mountain Vista High School (Highlands Ranch, CO)
Bear Creek High School (Lakewood, CO)
Mullen High School (Denver, CO)
Fairview High School (Boulder, CO)
Golden High School (Golden, CO)
Rocky Mountain High School (Ft. Collins, CO)
Greeley Central High School (Greeley, CO)
Air Academy High School (USAFA, CO)
Widefield High School (Colorado Springs, CO)
Discovery Canyon Campus School (Colorado Springs, CO)
Centennial High School (Pueblo, CO)
Palisade High School (Palisade, CO)
Eagle Valley High School (Gypsum, CO)
Alice Deal Middle School (Washington, D.C.)
New Horizons Bilingual School (Santo Domingo, DR)
Timber Creek High School (Orlando, FL)
McArthur High School (Hollywood, FL)
Everglades High School (Miramar, FL)
Charles W. Flanagan High School (Pembroke Pines, FL)
Pompano Beach High School (Pompano Beach, FL)
Coral Springs High School (Coral Springs, FL)
North Broward Preparatory School (Coconut Creek, FL)
Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, FL)
Christopher Columbus High School (Miami, FL)
Michael Krop High School (Miami, FL)
Braddock High School (Miami, FL)
NSU University School (Ft Lauderdale, FL)
Palm Beach Central High School (Wellington, FL)
Newsome High School (Lithia, FL)
King High School (Tampa, FL)
Martin County High School (Stuart, FL)
Sequoyah High School (Canton, GA)
Starrs Mill High School (Fayetteville, GA)
Henry W. Grady High School (Atlanta, GA)
Woodward Academy (College Park, GA)
Valdosta High School (Valdosta, GA)
Parker School (Kamuela, HI)
Kamehameha Schools (Honolulu, HI)
Punahou School (Honolulu, HI)
General Chapter (West Des Moines, IA)
Johnston High School (Johnston, IA)
Dowling Catholic High School (West Des Moines, IA)
Lincoln High School (Des Moines, IA)
Bettendorf High School (Bettendorf, IA)
Muscatine High School (Muscatine, IA)
Pocatello High School (Pocatello, ID)
Century High School (Pocatello, ID)
Shelley High School (Shelley, ID)
Wood River High School (Hailey, ID)
Kimberly High School (Kimberly, ID)
Idaho Falls High School (Idaho Falls, ID)
Skyline High School (Idaho Falls, ID)
Renaissance Magnet High School (Meridian, ID)
Mountain View High School (Meridian, ID)
Rocky Mountain High School (Meridian, ID)
Boise High School (Boise, ID)
Timberline High School (Boise, ID)
Elk Grove High School (Elk Grove, IL)
Prospect High School Mt (Prospect, IL)
William Fremd High School (Palatine, IL)
Niles North High School (Skokie, IL)
Wheeling High School (Wheeling, IL)
Huntley High School (Huntley , IL)
Wheaton North High School (Wheaton, IL)
Wheaton Warrenville South High School (Wheaton, IL)
Schaumburg High School (Schaumburg, IL)
Oak Park & River Forest High School (Oak Park, IL)
Dwight D. Eisenhower High School (Blue Island, IL)
Homewood-Flossmoor High School (Flossmoor, IL)
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Strake Jesuit College Preparatory (Houston, TX)
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Winston Churchill High School (San Antonio, TX)
Claudia Taylor Johnson High School (San Antonio, TX)
Gregory Portland High School (Portland, TX)
Tuloso Midway High School (Corpus Christi, TX)
Harlingen HS South (Harlingen, TX)
Jack C Hays High School (Buda, TX)
Lyndon Baines Johnson High School (Austin, TX)
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James Madison Memorial High School (Madison, WI)
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Greybull High School (Greybull, WY)
Natrona County High School (Casper, WY)
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Six Schools Earn Prestigious National Charter Status
This is the highest honor schools can achieve as a part of the National Speech & Debate Association.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 25, 2018) – The National Speech & Debate Association is proud to recognize six new schools for earning charter membership in the organization!

Baton Rouge High School (Baton Rouge, LA)
Calvert Hall College High School (Baltimore, MD)
Randall K. Cooper High School (Union, KY)
Cotter High School (Winona, MN)
G. W. Carver Magnet High (Houston, TX)
Green Canyon High School (North Logan, UT)

Over the past three years, these schools have earned more than 50 degrees for outstanding participation in speech and debate activities. Degrees are earned by students and coaches through speech and debate competition, community service, and leadership activities.

Charter membership is the highest honor that schools can achieve as a part of the National Speech & Association.

“Participation in speech and debate changes lives,” said J. Scott Wunn, Executive Director of the National Speech & Debate Association. “We are extremely proud of our charter schools, coaches, and students for their hard work and dedication to this transformative activity.”

From building confidence, improving communication, and increasing critical thinking skills to better preparing students for college, speech and debate activities provide life skills vital to a young person’s success in the future. Schools that provide speech and debate programs report increased attendance, higher test scores, rise in college acceptance, and reduced dropout rates. Charter schools reflect a sustained commitment to these values.

National Speech & Debate Association Announces 2017-2018 Leading Chapter Awards
This is the highest recognition a speech and debate charter school can earn.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 10, 2018) — The National Speech & Debate Association is proud to award one chapter from each competition district with this year’s Leading Chapter Awards. From more than 3,600 schools across the country, only approximately 3% of schools are recognized as Leading Chapter Award winners.

“This award, which is based on participation, represents a tremendous dedication to speech and debate education,” said Executive Director J. Scott Wunn. “Our Leading Chapter schools understand the importance of speech and debate, and the life changing benefits of the activity. We are proud to recognize these hard-working schools with this coveted honor.”

Each year the top chapter in accumulated members and degrees, not more than one per district, receives the Leading Chapter Award; then its accumulated total returns to zero and it begins a new record. Each school must wait at least five years before being eligible for the award again.

Leading Chapter schools are recognized based on student participation throughout the school year. Schools earning the Leading Chapter Award must have previously achieved Charter School Status in the National Speech & Debate Association. These speech and debate programs serve as an inspiration for new speech and debate teams around the United States.

“Speech and debate advances communication skills, develops interpersonal skills, improves reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking, and prepares students for college, careers, and beyond,” said Wunn. “Nowhere is this more evident than our Leading Chapter schools.”

The 2017-2018 Leading Chapter Award winners:

Lamp High School—AL

Fayetteville High School—AR

Mountain View High School—AZ

Delta Charter High School—CA

Leland High School—CA

Davis Senior High School—CA

Arroyo High School—CA

Head-Royce School—CA

Edison Computech High School—CA

Claremont High School—CA

Fullerton Joint Union High School—CA

Smoky Hill High School—CO

Mesa Ridge High School—CO

Fairview High School—CO

Denver East High School—CO

Fruita Monument High School—CO

Nova High School—FL

Martin County High School—FL

Buchholz High School—FL

Sarasota High School—FL

Braddock High School—FL

Pace Academy—GA

Woodward Academy—GA

Punahou School—HI

John F. Kennedy High School—IA

Dowling Catholic High School—IA

Timberline High School—ID

Blackfoot High School—ID

Belleville West High School—IL

Homewood-Flossmoor High School—IL

Glenbrook North High School—IL

Lawrence North High School—IN

Park Tudor School—IN

Chesterton High School—IN

Valparaiso High School—IN

Olathe Northwest High School—KS

Washburn Rural High School—KS

Pittsburg High School—KS

Campus High School—KS

Blue Valley High School—KS

Pratt High School—KS

Rowan County Sr. High School—KY

Riverdale High School—LA

Manchester Essex Regional High School—MA

Baltimore City College High School—MD

Bangor High School—ME

Holland High School—MI

Forest Lake Sr. High School—MN

Dilworth Glyndon Felton High School—MN

Wayzata High School—MN

Neosho High School—MO

Pattonville High School—MO

Marshall High School—MO

Hillcrest High School—MO

Warrensburg High School—MO

Hattiesburg High School—MS

Bozeman High School—MT

Ardrey Kell High School—NC

Cary Academy—NC

Red River High School—ND

Gothenburg High School—NE

Lincoln Southwest High School—NE

Hastings Senior High School—NE

Delbarton School—NJ

East Mountain High School—NM

Green Valley High School—NV

Galena High School—NV

Fordham Preparatory School—NY

The Mary Louis Academy—NY

Regis High School—NY

Perry High School—OH

University School—OH

Ursuline High School—OH

Mason High School—OH

Cascia Hall Preparatory—OK

Putnam City North High School—OK

Silverton High School—OR

Bandon High School—OR

Towanda Jr.-Sr. High School—PA

Greensburg Salem High School—PA

Shady Side Academy—PA

Gwynedd Mercy Academy—PA

Hillcrest High School—SC

Milbank High School—SD

Sioux Falls Lincoln High School—SD

Morristown West High School—TN

Saint Mary’s Hall High School—TX

Oak Ridge High School—TX

Gregory Portland High School—TX

L. C. Anderson High School—TX

Centennial High School—TX

Northwest High School—TX

Jasper High School—TX

Mayde Creek High School—TX

Alief Elsik High School—TX

Central High School—TX

Athens High School—TX

Austin High School—TX

East Chambers High School—TX

Cyprus High School—UT

Hillcrest High School—UT

Woods Cross High School—UT

Lake Braddock Secondary High School—VA

Gonzaga Prep High School—WA

Kamiak High School—WA

Thomas Jefferson High School—WA

Milwaukee High School Of The Arts—WI

Evanston High School—WY

2018 Nov/Dec PF Topic Announced

October 1, 2018

Based on a nationwide vote, the 2018 November/December Public Forum topic is, Resolved: The United States federal government should impose price controls on the pharmaceutical industry.

A total of 402 coaches and 1,009 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 56% of the coach vote and 50% of the student vote.

For more topics, click here.

2018 Nov/Dec LD Topic Announced

October 1, 2018

The 2018 November/December Lincoln-Douglas topic is, Resolved: In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office.

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2018 Sept/Oct PF Topic Announced

August 8, 2018

Based on a nationwide vote, the 2018 September/October Public Forum topic is, Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea without reservations.

A total of 285 coaches and 1,127 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 50% of the coach vote and 64% of the student vote.

For more topics, click here.

2018 Sept/Oct LD Topic Announced

August 8, 2018

The 2018 September/October Lincoln-Douglas topic is, Resolved: In the United States, reporters ought to have the right to protect the identity of confidential sources.

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2018 NSDA Board of Directors Election Results

May 4, 2018

Des Moines, IA – After a nationwide vote, the National Speech & Debate Association is pleased to announce the following individuals will serve four-year terms on the National Board of Directors beginning August 1, 2018: Adam J. Jacobi (WI), Renee C. Motter (CO), Byron R. Arthur (LA), and David Huston (TX). Congratulations to these outstanding leaders!

To view the official voting results, click here.

2018 National Tournament Topics Announced

May 1, 2018

The topics and topic areas for the 2018 National Speech & Debate Tournament have been announced. Click here to learn more!

For additional information about the tournament, which will be held in Fort Lauderdale, in June, please click here.

2018 Apr PF Topic Announced

March 1, 2018

Based on a nationwide vote, the 2018 April Public Forum topic is, Resolved: The United States federal government should increase its quota of H-1B visas.

A total of 214 schools and 924 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 59% of the school vote and 46% of the student vote.

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National Speech and Debate Education Day is Friday, March 2

February 28, 2018

DES MOINES, IA National Speech and Debate Education Day is Friday, March 2 (as designated by U.S. Senate Resolution 415). Students and coaches across the country will be promoting and celebrating speech and debate. With recent events in the United States, there has never been a better time to recognize the importance of speech and debate in the classroom. From building confident advocates, improving communication, and increasing critical thinking skills to better preparing students for college and beyond, speech and debate activities provide life skills vital to a young person’s success.

Download the complete press release to learn more!

2018 Mar PF Topic Announced

February 1, 2018

Based on a nationwide vote, the 2018 March Public Forum topic is, Resolved: On balance, the current Authorization for Use of Military Force gives too much power to the president.

A total of 283 schools and 1,251 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 62% of the school vote and 49% of the student vote.

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2018 Mar/Apr LD Topic Announced

February 1, 2018

The 2018 March/April Lincoln-Douglas topic is, Resolved: The United States ought to provide a universal basic income.

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2018-2019 Policy Debate Topic Announced

January 10, 2018

After a nationwide vote, the NFHS has announced that the 2018-2019 Policy Debate topic will be:

IMMIGRATION – Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.

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2018 Feb PF Topic Announced

January 1, 2018

Based on a nationwide vote, the 2018 February Public Forum topic is, Resolved: The United States should abolish the capital gains tax.

A total of 85 schools and and 436 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 67% of the school vote and 68% of the student vote.

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2018 Jan PF Topic Announced

December 1, 2017

Based on a nationwide vote, the 2018 January Public Forum topic is, Resolved: Spain should grant Catalonia its independence.

A total of 407 schools and 1,502 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 57% of the school vote and 64% of the student vote.

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2018 Jan/Feb LD Topic Announced

December 1, 2017

The 2018 January/February Lincoln-Douglas topic is, Resolved: Plea bargaining ought to be abolished in the United States criminal justice system.

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2016-2017 Leading Chapter Awards Announced

November 17, 2017

The National Speech & Debate Association is proud to congratulate the 2016-2017 Leading Chapter Award winners. This is the highest recognition a speech and debate chapter can achieve in the National Speech & Debate Honor Society.

“This award, which is based on participation, represents a tremendous dedication to speech and debate education,” said Executive Director J. Scott Wunn. “Our leading chapter schools understand the importance of speech and debate, and the life changing benefits of the activity. We are proud to recognize these hard-working schools with this coveted honor.”

For the complete list of winners, download the press release (updated 11/17/17).

2017 Dec PF Topic Announced

November 1, 2017

Based on a nationwide vote, the 2017 December Public Forum topic is, Resolved: NCAA student athletes ought to be recognized as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

A total of 321 schools and 1,095 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 64% of the school vote and 66% of the student vote.

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2017 Nov PF Topic Announced

October 1, 2017

Based on a nationwide vote, the 2017 November Public Forum topic is, Resolved: The United States should require universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers of ownership.

A total of 290 schools and 999 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 64% of the school vote and 52% of the student vote.

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2017 Nov/Dec LD Topic Announced

October 1, 2017

The 2017 November/December Lincoln-Douglas topic is, Resolved: Wealthy nations have an obligation to provide development assistance to other nations.

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2017 Sept/Oct PF Topic Announced

August 8, 2017

Based on a nationwide vote, the 2017 September/October Public Forum topic is, Resolved: Deployment of anti-missile systems is in South Korea’s best interest.

A total of 243 schools and 853 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 79% of the school vote and 75% of the student vote.

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2017 Sept/Oct LD Topic Announced

August 8, 2017

The 2017 September/October Lincoln-Douglas topic is, Resolved: In the United States, national service ought to be compulsory.

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Announcing the 2017-2019 District Committees

May 2, 2017

The National Speech & Debate Association is pleased to announce the results of the District Committee elections for 2017-2019.

Click here to view the new committees, effective August 1, 2017. Committee members are listed alphabetically after the district chair. As a reminder, district leaders will serve two-year terms starting with the 2017-2018 school year. Elected individuals will be contacted to affirm their interest in the role.

Congratulations to our newly elected leaders!

National Speech & Debate Association Announces 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

May 2, 2017

The National Speech & Debate Association is pleased to announce its newest inductees into the Hall of Fame, the highest honor for any high school speech and debate coach:

Dr. Paulette (Polly) Reikowski, Minnesota
James W. (Jay) Rye, III, Alabama
Julie Sheinman, New York
Jimmy L. Smith, Texas
Jacquelyn (Jacci) Young, Missouri

Each year, nominations are sought from member coaches. In the month of April, current Hall of Fame members and coaches with at least three diamonds vote to determine which nominees will be elected members of this most distinguished body.

The five inductees will be celebrated during the 2017 Hall of Fame Banquet in Birmingham, Alabama, and will be formally inducted at 7:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, June 22, during the Donus D. Roberts Diamond Assembly presented by Colorado College in the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Concert Hall.

The Association is proud to honor coaches and teachers who are powering the voice of our future. To view our complete list of Hall of Fame honorees, past and present, click here.

2017 National Tournament Topics Announced

May 1, 2017

All topics and topic areas for the 2017 National Speech & Debate Tournament have been announced. Click here to learn more!

For additional information about the tournament, which will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, in June, please click here.

2017 Apr PF Topic Announced

March 1, 2017

Based on a nationwide vote, the 2017 April Public Forum topic is, Resolved: The United States ought to replace the Electoral College with a direct national popular vote.

A total of 203 schools and 596 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 56% of the school vote and 58% of the student vote.

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2017 Mar PF Topic Announced

February 1, 2017

Based on a nationwide vote, the 2017 March Public Forum topic is, Resolved: The United States should no longer pressure Israel to work toward a two-state solution.

A total of 289 schools and 663 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 54% of the school vote and 54% of the student vote.

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2017 Mar/Apr LD Topic Announced

February 1, 2017

The 2017 March/April Lincoln-Douglas topic is, Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing.

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Say It Media Develops App to Improve Speech and Debate Fitness

January 18, 2017

The National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) is proud to announce a new partnership with Say it Media and their app, LikeSo: Your Personal Speech Coach. Teachers, coaches, and students can use LikeSo as an educational tool inside and outside the classroom. The app is designed to motivate, track, and measure improvement in speaking skills. LikeSo offers an engaging and effective way to train against verbal habits and practice speaking articulately, confidently, and without all of those “likes” and “sos.” LikeSo is available in the App Store for 99 cents for iOS devices.

Download the complete press release to learn more about the app.

2017-2018 Policy Debate Topic Announced

January 10, 2017

After a nationwide vote, the NFHS has announced that the 2017-2018 Policy Debate topic will be:

EDUCATION REFORM – Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.

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2017 Feb PF Topic Announced

January 1, 2017

Based on a nationwide vote, the 2017 February Public Forum topic is, Resolved: The United States should lift its embargo against Cuba.

A total of 99 schools and 328 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 75% of the school vote and 81% of the student vote.

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2017 Jan PF Topic Announced

December 1, 2016

Based on a nationwide vote, the 2017 January Public Forum topic is, Resolved: In order to better respond to international conflicts, the United States should significantly increase its military spending.

A total of 379 schools and 936 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 67% of the school vote and 75% of the student vote.

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2017 Jan/Feb LD Topic Announced

December 1, 2016

The 2017 January/February Lincoln-Douglas topic is, Resolved: Public colleges and universities in the United States ought not restrict any constitutionally protected speech.

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2016 Dec PF Topic Announced

November 1, 2016

Based on a nationwide vote, the 2016 December Public Forum topic is, Resolved: The United States should end Plan Colombia.

A total of 280 schools and 723 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 53% of the school vote and 70% of the student vote.

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2016 Nov PF Topic Announced

October 1, 2016

Based on a nationwide vote, the 2016 November Public Forum topic is, Resolved: On balance, the benefits of the Internet of Things outweigh the harms of decreased personal privacy.

A total of 334 schools and 944 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 53% of the school vote and 48% of the student vote.

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2016 Nov/Dec LD Topic Announced

October 1, 2016

The 2016 November/December Lincoln-Douglas topic is, Resolved: The United States ought to limit qualified immunity for police officers.

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J. Scott Wunn Joins P21 Executive Board

September 27, 2016

P21, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, recently elected its executive leadership team for 2016-2017. A unique partnership, P21, unites business, government, and education leaders around the goal of preparing all learners to succeed in an interconnected world.

J. Scott Wunn, Executive Director for the National Speech & Debate Association, is among the newly elected members of the P21 Executive Board.

For more information, download the complete press release.

EF Hutton Sponsors Scholarship Awards for Speech and Debate

September 26, 2016

The National Speech & Debate Association is thrilled to announce a new partnership with EF Hutton, the legendary brand in financial services. EF Hutton will award $5,000 scholarships to the champions of the National Tournament beginning in Birmingham in 2017 and continuing for at least two more years. The partnership is an amazing opportunity for the speech and debate community. Please join us in warmly welcoming EF Hutton and thanking them for their generous support!

Download the complete press release for more information!

2016-2017 USA Debate Team Selected

September 13, 2016

The National Speech & Debate Association is proud to announce the 2016-2017 USA Debate Team! From more than 141,000 student members, nine high school students were selected to represent our country on USA Debate.

2016-2017 USA Debate Team:
Aditya Dhar – The Harker School, California
Colette Faulkner – Kingwood High School, Texas
Gaurav Gawankar – Kingwood High School, Texas
Ellie Grossman – The Blake School, Minnesota
Sarah Lanier – Northland Christian School, Texas
Joshua May – Armand Hammer United World College, New Mexico
Ella Michaels – North Hollywood High School, California
Nikhil Ramaswamy – Plano West Sr. High School, Texas
Liz Yount – Harvard-Westlake School, California

Throughout the year, the team will compete in nearly a dozen competitions across the globe from Los Angeles to Bali and Europe.

“These students are some of the best debaters across our country,” said Executive Director J. Scott Wunn. “We’re excited to watch these students embark on an educational experience of a lifetime!”

The team will compete in World Schools style debate, a unique format that combines the concepts of prepared topics and impromptu topics, encouraging students to focus on specified issues rather than theory or procedural arguments. This highly interactive style of debate allows students to engage each other, even during speeches, requires excellent teamwork, and sparks in-depth quality argumentation.

New this year, nine underclassmen have been selected to the USA Debate Development Team. This group of underclassmen will train and practice with USA Debate coaches and alumni to learn more about World Schools Debate.

2016-2017 USA Debate Development Team:
Shreya Agarwala – Greenhill School, Texas
Shreyoshi Das – Flower Mound High School, Texas
Piper Doyle – Palisade High School, Colorado
Emily Grantham – Kingwood High School, Texas
Jordan Hershman – Polytechnic School, California
Matthew May – Palisade High School, Colorado
Leila Saklou – Kingwood High School, Texas
Nicholas Wuthrich – Polytechnic School, California
Connor Yu – The Blake School, Minnesota

2016-2017 USA Debate Team Coaches:
Dr. Sandra Berkowitz – Assistant Coach
R. Shane Stafford – Assistant Coach
Aaron Timmons – Head Coach
Cindi Timmons – Assistant Coach and Team Manager

The mission of USA Debate is to join the global promotion of free and civil discourse, foster international cooperation and education, as well as demonstrate competitive excellence and national pride. To learn more about USA Debate, visit www.speechanddebate.org/usa-debate.

Top Students Win All American Award

September 12, 2016

The National Speech & Debate Association is proud to announce the 2015-2016 All American award recipients.

From more than 150,000 student members of the National Speech & Debate Association, 25 students have been named All Americans, having earned the most points in the National Speech & Debate Honor Society for the 2015-2016 speech and debate season.

“It is a huge honor to receive the All American Award,” said Executive Director J. Scott Wunn. “These are the top speech and debate competitors in the country, and we are proud to recognize their hard work and dedication.”

Student Name School Name State Points
Ethan Morelion Big Spring High School TX 4,464
Ian Hennington Madison Central High School MS 4,000
Matthew Cannon Harlingen High School South TX 3,852
Max Cline Skyline High School UT 3,850
Austin Jang Union High School WA 3,767
Thomas Mosmeyer Holy Trinity Catholic High School TX 3,753
Alexander Gasman ILEAD North Hollywood CA 3,463
Brett Ries Watertown High School SD 3,447
Christine Vo Spring Woods High School TX 3,426
Megan Kline El Dorado High School KS 3,403
Jacob Thompson Des Moines Roosevelt High School IA 3,390
Justin David Graham Trinity Preparatory School FL 3,383
Bennett R. Eckert Greenhill School TX 3,378
William Turk Oxbridge Academy Of The Palm Beaches FL 3,360
Craig Heyne Nova High School FL 3,343
Carol Lee Riverside High School SC 3,317
Alexander L. Trobough Sumner Academy KS 3,280
Shawn Haq El Camino Real Charter High School CA 3,230
Rannyn River Stephens Rock Springs High School WY 3,222
Daniel Drane Des Moines Roosevelt High School IA 3,212
Faizaan Sadruddin NSU University School FL 3,185
Nathan McClendon Manhattan High School KS 3,179
James Anthony Mullen Highland High School ID 3,168
Jacob Wallack NSU University School FL 3,165
Amanda B. Morrison Central High School – Springfield MO 3,161

The All American award is based on a combination of competitive and service points earned in the Honor Society. In order to qualify, a student must have competed once at the National Tournament. To learn more about student awards offered by the Association, visit www.speechanddebate.org/honor-society.

John Templeton Foundation Grant Creates New National Debate Competition

August 22, 2016

The National Speech & Debate Association is pleased to receive a generous three-year grant from the John Templeton Foundation to distribute $470,000 to schools across the country that host a new national debate event, Big Questions Debates.

“Speech and debate provides vital life skills to young people,” said J. Scott Wunn, Executive Director of the National Speech & Debate Association. “The John Templeton Foundation recognizes the educational impact of this activity. Through this grant, we will work together to change lives of students across the country.”

Big Questions Debates is a one-on-one debate format that allows high school students to debate life’s big questions. The topics encourage quality research and critical thinking on complex worldviews that students might not otherwise consider. The topic for the 2016-2017 debates is, Resolved: Science leaves no room for free will.

Through a national application process, the National Speech & Debate Association will select more than 600 educational institutes across the country to host Big Questions Debates. Selected schools can host debates as a tournament event, intra-school scrimmage, classroom event, or supplemental event as long as all application requirements are met. Each institute will be eligible to receive up to $1,700 per event. The most successful students competing in Big Questions Debates will be invited to compete at the 2017 National Speech & Debate Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama.

To learn more about Big Questions Debates, or to apply for funding to host an event, visit www.speechanddebate.org/big-questions.

Minnesota Coaches Selected to Coach USA Debate Team

August 10, 2016

Des Moines, IA – The National Speech & Debate Association is proud to announce two exceptional coaches have been selected to join the coaching staff for the award-winning USA Debate Team. R. Shane Stafford and Dr. Sandra Berkowitz, both current debate coaches at The Blake School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, have been selected as assistant coaches for the 2016-2017 USA Debate Team.

“Together, Shane and Sandy have more than 60 years of coaching experience,” said J. Scott Wunn, Executive Director of the National Speech & Debate Association. “Their wealth of knowledge, expertise, and passion for speech and debate make them great leaders of Team USA.”

Shane Stafford is the Director of Debate at The Blake School. He has coached multiple national and state champions and finalists in Public Forum Debate, Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Congressional Debate, Oratory, and Extemporaneous Speaking. He has coached competitive debate at the high school and collegiate level and led several summer debate workshops, including those at Harvard, Dartmouth, Georgetown, and the University of Southern California.

Sandra Berkowitz is the Assistant Debate Coach at The Blake School. She has also coached at the high school and collegiate level and has award-winning students in Public Forum Debate, Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Congressional Debate, Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, Informative, and Rhetorical Criticism. Sandy has taught and directed several summer debate workshops including those at Harvard, Dartmouth, the University of Southern California, and Wayne State University.

Both Shane and Sandra have received countless accolades in speech and debate—most recently, the 2015 Minnesota Coach of the Year award.

“The USA Debate Team is comprised of some of the best high school debaters across the country,” said Wunn. “It’s imperative that we have outstanding coaches to lead the team in international competition and represent our country well. I’m confident and proud of the coaching team we have created.”

The USA Debate Team will compete in nearly a dozen World Schools style debate competitions across the globe throughout the 2016-2017 school year. From Los Angeles to Slovenia and Germany, USA Debate will compete with the best debate teams in the world. Shane and Sandra will assist head coach Aaron Timmons and team manager, Cindi Timmons.

The student members of the 2016-2017 USA Debate Team will be announced September 1, 2016. Visit www.speechanddebate.org/usa-debate for details.

2016 Board Election and Referendum Results

May 9, 2016

Des Moines, IA – After a nationwide vote, the National Speech & Debate Association is pleased to announce that the following individuals will serve four-year terms on the National Board of Directors beginning August 1, 2016: Pam Cady Wycoff (MN), Dr. Tommie Lindsey, Jr. (CA), Timothy Sheaff (IA), and Jennifer Jerome (NE). Congratulations to these outstanding leaders!

In addition, all four Constitutional amendment proposals passed by a majority. The timeline for implementation of individual referendum decisions will be determined by the Board of Directors and communicated to the membership at a later date. For more information, see this article published in the Summer 2016 issue of Rostrum.

Download the official voting results from Michael A. Eick, C.P.A.

Announcing the 2016-17 District Committees

May 9, 2016

Des Moines, IA – The National Speech & Debate Association is pleased to announce the results of the 2016-17 District Committee elections, effective August 1, 2016.

Committee members are listed alphabetically after the district chair. Elected individuals will be contacted to affirm their interest in the role.

Congratulations to our newly elected leaders!

National Speech & Debate Association Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

May 3, 2016

The National Speech & Debate Association is pleased to announce its newest inductees into the Hall of Fame, the highest honor for any high school speech and debate coach:

Byron Arthur (LA)
Eloise Weisinger Blair (TX)
Mark Ferguson (IL)
Dr. Alfred “Tuna” Snider (VT)
Robert Shepard (TX)

Each year, nominations are sought from member coaches. In the month of April, current Hall of Fame members and coaches with at least three diamonds vote to determine which nominees will be elected members of this most distinguished body.

The five inductees will be celebrated at the 2016 Hall of Fame Banquet and will be formally inducted at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, during the Donus D. Roberts Diamond Assembly presented by Colorado College in the Salt Palace Convention Center – Grand Ballroom.

The Association is proud to honor coaches and teachers who are powering the voice of our future.

Strong Showing for USA Debate at International World Schools Debate Tournament

March 16, 2016

DES MOINES, IA – The USA Debate team placed second in the International World Schools Debate Tournament in Ljutomer, Slovenia, last week. USA Blue placed second and USA Red placed fifth.

“We are extremely proud of the USA Debate team,” said J. Scott Wunn, Executive Director of the National Speech & Debate Association. “These students are competing with some of the best debaters across the world, and they represent the debate community and our country well.”

Fifty teams from 14 different countries including Bosnia, Herzergovina, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, and USA competed in the World Schools Debate Tournament. This is the third year in a row USA Debate has advanced to elimination rounds.

Advancing to finals and placing second was USA Blue, comprised of Nikolas Angelopoulos, Amit Kukreja, and Julia Lauer.

Advancing to quarterfinals and placing fifth was USA Red, comprised of Milan Amritraj, Josh May, and Liz Yount.

The national team was also recognized for outstanding speaking, winning the following awards: Liz Yount, second place and top female overall; Julia Lauer, fifth place; Amit Kukreja, ninth place; Milan Amritraj and Josh May, tied for 10th place, and Nikolas Angelopoulos, 13th place.

United States Senate Designates March 15 as National Speech and Debate Education Day

March 15, 2016

DES MOINES, IA – The National Speech & Debate Association is proud to announce the United States Senate has designated March 15, 2016, as National Speech and Debate Education Day!

National Speech and Debate Education Day was created to recognize and celebrate the positive impact of speech and debate activities on students, schools, and communities.

“Speech and debate changes lives,” said J. Scott Wunn, Executive Director of the National Speech & Debate Association. “From increased attendance to higher test scores, and a rise in college acceptance, speech and debate prepares young people for college, the workforce, and beyond.”

March 15 was selected to coincide with the first-ever World Speech Day, a day dedicated to celebrating speech across the world. From live events to classroom activities, assemblies, and town hall meetings, students, teachers, and community members are using this day to celebrate the importance of speech and debate across the globe!

“Forensics is one of the most important things I’ve ever done,” said Vincent Stephens, speech and debate alum and Director of Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity. “It’s gotten me through some really great moments from interpersonal interactions to interviewing.”

Speech and Debate Community Mourns Loss of Alfred "Tuna" Snider

December 11, 2015

Des Moines, IA – We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Alfred C. “Tuna” Snider, one of the world’s best known debate figures, who passed away December 11, 2015.

It is impossible to estimate the number of people who have learned from Dr. Snider as a coach, teacher, or colleague, either in person or from one of his many books, podcasts, television appearances, radio shows, and websites. A lifelong learner and teacher, Dr. Snider was also one of the community’s greatest servants. His 10 years of service to the operations of the National Speech & Debate Tournament and debate training activities in more than 44 countries introduced thousands of students and coaches to his laid-back style and engaging instructional techniques.

An international ambassador for global debating, Dr. Snider was instrumental in bringing World Schools style debate to the United States and served as a coach for the USA Debate Team for the past three years. The USA World Schools Debate Invitational champion trophy is named in his honor.

Dr. Snider received nearly every U.S. award connected with debate coaching, including the 2008 NSDA Humanitarian Award. He dedicated the latter 40-plus years of his life to promoting debate and critical communication as an alternative to violence and as a method for achieving a true civil society. Dr. Snider’s vision for the role of debate in the greater world leaves a legacy in which we can all take part.

We extend our sincerest condolences to Dr. Snider’s many friends and family. We will share details about memorial services as additional information becomes available.

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