Each year we select the best debaters in the country to represent the United States in international competition on the USA Debate Team. Team members travel the world competing in World Schools Debate. Hear how the 2018-2019 team members represent the United States with integrity, humility, respect, leadership, and service in the video below. Then learn more and complete the application process here by June 1.
Show Your Success
Since our organization’s founding in 1925, student members of the NSDA have had the unique opportunity to display their membership in the Honorary and take pride in their competitive success with NSDA insignia. Pins and pendants can be worn during competition or kept as a keepsake for your time in speech and debate. Don't miss your chance to order insignia! Jewel inserts for pins and pendants are determined based on your earned points and degree level.
Global Leaders Program
Spend your summer on a beautiful New England college campus, learning the basics of social entrepreneurship and how to build an initiative that will effect change in your community.
The Global Leaders Program at Wheaton College brings together high school-age changemakers from around the world to learn the process of turning ideas into action and to gain insight into college life at a top-rated U.S. college of liberal arts and sciences.