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!
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
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)
2017 Polling Results
(Thank you for participating on March 3, 2017!)
How do you get pumped up for competition?
Describe your coach in one word!
What have you gained from speech and debate?
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!
2016 Video Showcase
In honor of the inaugural National Speech and Debate Education Day in 2016, we asked alumni and students the question: “How did your experience in speech and debate help you get to where you are today?”