NSDE Day History

2017 Celebrity Video Series

We’re excited to share a special thank you message for speech and debate coaches from Bradley Whitford. See what this parent and classically trained actor has to say about the valuable work that coaches do every day!

Bradley Whitford Video - Thank You, Coaches!

Check out more videos from Bradley Whitford by clicking the links below.

“If you want to become a politician, news anchor, or Oprah, join your school’s speech and debate team.” — Bradley Whitford

2017 Posters

With thanks to our student artists!
Michael Bole from A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts (FL) and Cindy Ha from Perry High School (AZ)

U.S. Senate Resolutions

2017 U.S. Senate Resolution

On March 3, 2017, the value of speech and debate activities were once again affirmed by the United States Senate. Co-sponsors of S.Res.65 include Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Delaware).

Download a commemorative copy of the official 2017 U.S. Senate resolution for National Speech and Debate Education Day!

2016 U.S. Senate Resolution

On March 15, 2016, the hard work of our students and coaches, along with the value of speech and debate, were officially recognized by the United States Senate! Co-sponsors of S.Res.398 include Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Delaware), and Sen. Angus King, Jr. (I-Maine).

Download a commemorative copy of the official 2016 U.S. Senate resolution for National Speech and Debate Education Day!

Chuck Grassley and Scott Wunn
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