David Edwards Wins VBI Philadelphia

Congratulations to Charlotte Catholic High School’s David Edwards for winning the 2018 VBI Philadelphia Camp Tournament. In finals, David defeated Kinkaid’s Jack Scofield on a 7-0 decision (Zhou, Nails, Cisse, Xia, Yan, Aaron, Lamberson). Full results and pairings can be found here.

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Two Cents: The September-October PF Topic Wordings

Did you think Two Cents was done? Heck no! This month, we polled the reigning TOC Champions Anika Sridhar and Jay Garg of Newton South for their Two Cents on the Septober topics! Here are the NSDA’s topic choices: OPTION 1 – Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the […]

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Lincoln Douglas Topics List for 2018-2019

Resolved: A just government ought to pay reparations to indigenous populations for historical oppression. Resolved: In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office. Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, pre-trial detention for non-violent crimes is unjust. Resolved: States ought […]

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Ishan Bhatt Wins NSDA Nationals

Congratulations to St. Andrew’s Episcopal’s Ishan Bhatt for winning the 2018 National Speech and Debate Tournament. In finals, Ishan defeated Brentwood’s Jackson Deconcini on 11-2 decision. Congratulations to the Top 14 placers. 14 – Selena Zhang 12 – Tess Welch 12 – Noah Love 12 – Eva Lamberson 8 – Mia Speier 8 – Namitha […]

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(Updated 6/20 at 5:00PM) LD Wording Committee Releases Second Round of Topic Drafts, Seeks Input

Fort Lauderdale, FL — The LD wording committee has released a second list of draft topic areas and is seeking constructive public input.  This is list consists of drafts of topics advanced through Tuesday Afternoon. These topics are preliminary and based on the wordings submitted to the committee by NSDA members. These topics should be seen as starting points. Commenters […]

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