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Weekly Coach Newsletter
Weekly Coach Newsletter
December 5, 2016  |  A weekly publication of the National Speech & Debate Association
Dear Coach,
 Happy December! Check out the latest PF and LD debate topics and ways to maximize your membership below. 
New Debate Topics » Drum roll, please! The January PF topic and January/February LD topic are now available. We can't wait for the discussions these debates will generate. Explore more topics and helpful resources here
Policy Debate Topic Selection » Help us determine the final Policy resolution for 2017-2018! The two topic areas include Energy Policy and Education Reform. Visit to log in and access the ballot by December 15.
Honor Society » Are you making the most of your membership? According to our coach survey, participation in the National Forensic League honor society is one of the most valuable parts of membership. Make sure you’re taking advantage of all it has to offer! Refresh yourself on how points and degrees are earned through service and competition, and review the many recognition opportunities available to students, coaches, and schools on our Honor Society page! 
Educator of the Year » Nominate a fellow educator who has enhanced the quality of education in the field of speech and debate! Have someone in mind? The due date for consideration has been bumped up to January 20. Please note, you will need to upload three separate letters in support of your candidate, so start planning now!
New Coach Webinar » New coaches were invited to ask their questions in a webinar on November 14 with Director of Community Engagement Steven Schappaugh and Membership Manager Deano Pape. Did you miss the live Q & A? For access to the recording, click here.
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