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Announcing the 2022-2023 All Americans
Each year, the top 25 student point earners in the country are named All Americans. This award is based on a combination of competitive and service points, of which no more than 25% of the point total can include service. In order to qualify, a student must have competed at Nationals. Congratulations to the 2022-2023 All Americans!
Spotlight on Interpretation
Lesson Plans » Our Start Here lesson plan collections are included with membership and feature all the instruction needed for high school or middle school students to take on Interp! Use them in full, borrow activities or assessments, or share them with students as a tool for peer coaching.
Textbook » Members can access our online textbook, Interpretation of Literature: Bringing Words to Life. The text includes event explanations for POI in addition to DI, HI, Duo, Poetry, and Prose, as well as strategies for piece selection, cutting, delivery, and all aspects of performance. This can be used as a supplement to classroom instruction or as a guide for students exploring events that are new to you or them.
Courses » Prepare yourself or assistants to take on coaching Interp with free NSDA Learn courses for HI, DI, Duo, and POI, plus share our course overviewing crafting a final round Duo Interp with students!
The latest issue of Rostrum magazine features stories from the USA Debate Team's historic victory at the World Schools Debating Championships and features alumni authors who are using their speech and debate every day.
Plus, don't miss tips, features, and community info to help you maximize your experience and gain inspiration!
Spark Curiosity with Thought-Provoking Debates
Big Questions debate events are easy to organize and both speech and debate students can participate! All you need are ten students and three rounds of competition and your team can earn a minimum of $200. Get started today »
$5,000 Team Grant Available This Fall—Apply by October 1!
Is your school's speech and debate team striving for growth and inclusivity? In order to ensure more students have access to speech and debate, the Keith West Memorial Fund School Grant will provide one $5,000 grant and two $2,500 grants to teams that value growth, diversity, and initiative but who are currently under-resourced.
Have You Taken the NFHS Survey? Form Closes September 29.
We, alongside the NFHS, are committed to retaining and recruiting speech and debate coaches. We are asking all our coaches to please take a few minutes to complete the NFHS survey which will help inform our joint efforts to retain and recruit speech and debate coaches nationally. It should take around seven minutes. Thank you in advance for participating, we appreciate it!
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