High School Debate

In the High School Debate Competition students form two person teams to debate both sides of a current topic.  They research in order to develop both negative and affirmative arguments, learn to cross examine their opposition, and listen attentively in order to rebut their opponent’s arguments.  They are scored in several areas, including delivery and analysis. This program is fantastic for public speaking skills, analyzing issues and using evidence to support arguments.


 2017 High School Debate Competition

Next round of competition will be held on:
March 20th at New Britain High School arrival at 2:30

Resolved: Term limits shall be imposed on both houses of Congress.

Please register and then click below to pay registration fees online.

For an overview of the debate and rules click here.