Weekly Coach Newsletter - October 29, 2019
Weekly Coach Newsletter - October 29, 2019

Dear Coach,

Check out the latest resources from our community below!

Access Tools for Honor Society Inductions

Hosting an Honor Society Induction Ceremony at your school is a great way to recognize your students and coaches. If your chapter is planning an induction ceremony to recognize your newest members, order free invitations from the NSDA Store using code Freeinvites at checkout. Plus, check out our editable program and script templates, which can be tailored to fit your event. 
Pro Tip » As members of the Honor Society, your students are eligible to wear NSDA honor cords at induction or graduation ceremonies to indicate their membership in the Honorary and to recognize their accomplishment. 

Build Support with Advocacy Resources

Whether you're recruiting new schools in your area or striving to sway an administrator, our advocacy tools can help! 
Administrator Letters » Download these letters on the value of speech and debate from principals and administrators across the country. Share their words with local administrators and school board members to help build your case for support!
Videos » Check out our YouTube page for advocacy videos! A few of our favorites are Josh Gad, Elizabeth Warren, and Bradley Whitford on the value of speech and debate. 
Honor Society Packet » Spread the word about the NSDA Honor Society with this packet

Showcase: Dramatic Interpretation

In our Showcase: Dramatic Interpretation video, Hall of Fame coach Meg Howell-Haymaker outlines how to create an effective dramatic performance.
Resource Package subscribers can watch the video and access the accompanying guide

Access the Latest LD Topic Analysis

Download a topic analysis from NSDA national finalist Priya Kukreja for the November/December LD topic, Resolved: The United States ought to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels. 

Watch the Public Forum Topic Video Analysis

Watch a breakdown of the the November/December PF topic, Resolved: The benefits of the United States federal government’s use of offensive cyber operations outweigh the harms.

Event Spotlight: Humorous Interpretation

In Humorous Interpretation, students perform a cutting (a selection of one or more portions of a piece) of a play, short story, or other published work. Competitors may portray one or multiple characters and may "pop" from from one character to another. No props or costumes may be used. Performances can also include an introduction written by the student to contextualize the performance and state the title and the author.
What's unique about HI? The event is designed to test a student’s comedic skills through script analysis, delivery, timing, and character development.
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