Debate I, Debate II and Debate III –
Debate I students spent the end of the fall semester learning about Lincoln Douglas Debate. In LD Debate, the students debate a proposition of value, and this is a one on one debate format. They researched the topic and wrote cases in December, so in the upcoming weeks, your student will have the chance to show off their knowledge in debates before the class. Their topic is the current January/ February TFA/ NSDA topic, Resolved: Public colleges and universities in the United States ought not restrict any constitutionally protected speech.
Debate II, Debate III and Debate IV students are preparing for upcoming UIL, TFA and NSDA tournaments. Advanced debaters DO have extemporaneous speaking articles due next Wednesday or Thursday depending on which class they are in(January 11/12) and then on January 25/26, 2017.
2017 Tentative Speech and Debate Schedule
January 10-11, 2017 UIL State Congress competition (UT Austin)*Austin TX
January 14, 2017 Smithson Valley TFA Bulverde TX
January 24, 2017 UIL CX Debate District * Marble Falls
February 11, 2017 Wimberley UIL tournament Wimberley TX
February 24- 25, 2017 NSDA National qualifier* (Westlake HS) Austin TX
March 4, 2017 Jack C. Hays UIL tournament Buda TX
March 8-12, 2017 TFA State (Plano)* Dallas TX
March 17-18, 2017 UIL State CX Debate (UT Austin) Austin TX
March 23, 2017 UIL District (SPEECH ONLY)* DSHS
April 7-8, 2017 UIL Regionals * San Antonio TX
May 22-23, 2017 UIL State (UT Austin)* Austin TX
June 17-24, 2017 NSDA National Tournament* Birmingham AL
*= students must have met certain qualifications to attend.
The following SAT and ACT dates do not conflict with tournaments, please try to test on these dates. SAT Dates- Jan. 21, May 6, June 3 ACT Dates- Feb. 11, June 10