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.
2018 High School Debate Competition
The High School Tournament will take place on March 27, 2018, at New Britain High School, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The resolution for this year's High School Tournament is:
"RESOLVED: The government should ensure that all internet traffic is treated equally by internet service providers."
Additional resource materials will be published here shortly.
For an overview of the debate and rules click here.