We explore the state of middle school speech and debate inside this issue, including an interview with the 2020 NSDA Middle School Coach of the Year, Shawna Christensen, and spotlights from six middle school students. Hannah Pautz, a senior from Muscatine High School in Iowa, reflects on her tips for starting a middle school program at your school. Members of the USA Debate team share their tips for coaching younger students in World Schools Debate. We also meet the Los Angeles District Committee and learn how they are connecting in the age of COVID-19.
Volume 95, Issue 4 (60 pages)
Rostrum shares best practices, resources, and opportunities that connect, support, and inspire a diverse community committed to empowering students through competitive speech and debate.