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October 16, 2018 - Weekly Coach Newsletter
October 16, 2018 - Weekly Coach Newsletter

Dear Coach,

Below we share an award announcement, your chance to submit debate topic ideas, and more! 

2017-2018 Leading Chapter Awards

Each year the top chapter in accumulated members and degrees, not more than one per district, receives the Leading Chapter Award; then its accumulated total returns to zero and it begins a new record. The Leading Chapter Award is given out by the district chair at the district tournament and will arrive in your district box 5-6 weeks before your tournament. We're excited to share the list of winners for the 2017-2018 school year! Advisors and administrators of winning programs will receive letters of congratulations in the mail this month. 

Fall Board Meeting Minutes

The minutes for last month's Board of Directors meeting are now available to read online! If you have questions about something you see, feel free to email

Submit Public Forum Resolution Ideas

The January Public Forum topic area is National Budget/Debt. You can submit resolution ideas via the NSDA website through October 31, together with an explanation and research links/citations demonstrating a robust debatable issue. Learn more on our Topics page
Apply to Present » We will accept proposals for the 2019 NSDA National Conference from educators representing all facets of our community through November 2
Explore our Alumni Page » Did you know we have a page celebrating our prominent alumni? Check it out here! 

Seeking State Educators of the Year

Nominations for the State Educator of the Year awards will be accepted from fellow educators, administrators, school board members, or parents. Each State Educator of the Year will be considered for the national award. Click here to learn more about requirements or to submit a nomination by October 29

Download our New Fundraising Guides!

If your speech and debate program is in need of funds, be sure to check out our partners at Edco—the fundraising platform specifically designed for the K-12 community. Your team will keep more of the funds raised, reach more donors, and avoid unnecessary administrative work including, scheduling, paperwork, handling of money and distribution of goods. Learn more about Edco and download our joint fundraising guides at
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