January Student Newsletter
January Student Newsletter

Dear Student,

Happy New Year! Check out the latest resources and ways to get involved this month. 

Resource Roundup

Public Forum Debate » New PF resources from the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation are now available! Members can access the January topic analysis and Resource Package subscribers can also access advanced evidence.
Plus » Resource Package subscribers can watch a round from the Blake Round Robin to learn how some of the nation's top competitors are approaching the January Public Forum topic!
World Schools Debate » Members can download five new prepared and impromptu sample motions from the Global Debate Symposium!
Congressional Debate » Check out January Congress legislation from Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops! The docket features ten new bills including the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act, A Bill to Create a Default Budget Policy, and Stopping Russian Nuclear Aggression Act!
Want to access even more resources? With the Individual Resource Package, you can access 2018 National Tournament final round videos, the Interp script titles database, and more! 

Earning NSDA Points for Service

Member students are held to the five tenets of the Code of Honor, one of which is service. In addition to earning distinction through speech and debate competition, you can earn points for community service, public speaking, and leadership activities.
There are specific rules regarding service points, which are available starting on page 10 of the High School Unified Manual. If you believe you're eligible for service points, be sure to let your coach know! 

National Speech and Debate Education Day Team Captains

On March 1, we celebrate National Speech and Debate Education Day and the life-changing skills you and millions of other students have learned from this activity. It's easy for you to take charge of the process as a team captain! Sign up to participate and receive our toolkit and free resources to help plan how your team will celebrate!

Easy Way to Thank Your Coach!

Has your coach made a difference in your life? We want to help you say thank you! Schedule a special animated thank you message to appear in their email inbox on March 1, National Speech and Debate Education Day. It only takes a minute and will let them know they are appreciated. 
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