January Student Newsletter
January Student Newsletter

January Congress Legislation 

Members can prepare to compete with new Congress legislation. The January docket includes legislation regarding solitary confinement, universal Pre-K, line item vetos, and more.

PF Video Topic Analysis

Members can watch the video topic analysis and prepare to debate the January PF topic, Resolved: The United States should end its economic sanctions against Venezuela. 

LD Topic Analysis 

Members can access an analysis of the January/February LD topic, Resolved: States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.


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January Extemp Questions 

What explains Boris Johnson’s big win in the UK’s December elections? How will the evolution of 5G shape 2020? Members can access these questions and more here

Updated Script Database

Resource Package subscribers can explore our newly updated script database, containing a list of scripts performed at Nationals in HI, DI, and Duo. 
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Think for yourself & win a $5,000 scholarship. Let Grow's Think for Yourself Essay Contest is an opportunity for high school students to consider the value of having an open mind in their everyday lives. Apply at letgrow.org/tfyscholarship by February 28, 2020. Winning essays have appeared in: Education Week, USA Today, New York Post. Apply Now.

Submit Your PF Topic Ideas 

The March PF topic area is Sustainable Development. Use this feedback form to submit suggested changes to the starter resolutions, or to submit a new resolution under this topic area, together with an explanation and research links/citations demonstrating a robust debatable issue. 
  • Starter Resolution #1 – The United States should prioritize the production of nuclear power plants over other forms of renewable energy generation.
  • Starter Resolution #2 – The benefits of intensive agricultural practices in developing countries outweigh the harms.

Be a Team Captain for National Speech and Debate Education Day!

On March 6, we celebrate National Speech and Debate Education Day and the life-changing skills you and millions of other students have learned from this activity. Preparations are underway for this year, and we're looking for team captains! 
Sign up to be a captain for your school and receive our toolkit and free resources to help plan how your team will celebrate, including this poster designed by NSDA member student and 2020 poster contest winner Olivia Tsang from American Preparatory Academy in Nevada, Class of 2024. 

A Special Way to Thank Your Coach

As you plan for your team to celebrate National Speech and Debate Education Day, don't forget your coach! Schedule a special thank you message to appear in their email inbox on March 6. 

Read the 2019 Community Impact Report

Explore how NSDA membership helped coaches and students get involved, build their skills, and celebrate achievement during the 2018-2019 school year in our Community Impact Report
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