October Student Newsletter
October Student Newsletter

Happy Member Appreciation Week! 

Thank you for being a member of the National Speech & Debate Association! We are excited to celebrate you and the power of speech and debate all week long. Be sure to check in on social for student spotlights and some exciting announcements. To get things started, below you'll find ways to get involved throughout the week and free competition resources available for members.
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New: Student Resource Hub

Make sure to bookmark our new Self-Guided Student Learning Resource Hub for the latest resource updates! On this page, you'll find: 
  • Practice drills
  • Videos from student experts
  • Final round performances
  • Monthly topic guides, dockets, questions, and more

Show Us Your Team Spirit

As part of Member Appreciation Week and throughout the year, we want to hear from your team! Tell us about your traditions, successes, favorite moments, and more. Your videos could be shown on our social media or to help celebrate National Speech and Debate Education Day! Submit your videos here. 

2022 Poster Design Contest

Member students are invited to submit a poster for the 2022 National Speech and Debate Education Day Poster Contest! The winning poster will be included in celebratory toolkits sent to teams across the country and available to download from the NSDA website. Submit your poster now! The contest closes on November 19. 

Student Scholarship Opportunity

Seniors, consider applying for the inaugural Keith West Memorial Student Scholarships. Four seniors will be selected to receive a $1,000 college scholarship in memory of Keith West. Winning students will demonstrate a commitment to speech and debate, academics, and the NSDA Honor Code. Stay tuned—applications open on November 1. 

Performance Breakdown: Crafting a Duo Interp

Pull back the curtain on the process of putting together a Duo from start to finish in this NSDA Learn course. Through script notation, video, and narration, 2019 Duo finalists Ethan Gambriel and Tyler Simpson share the story behind the cutting, blocking, practicing, and performing of their piece, A Tiny Miracle With a Fiberoptic Unicorn
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