February Student Newsletter
February Student Newsletter

Dear Student,

Today, February 14, is the deadline to sign up for National Speech and Debate Education Day! If you sign up, you'll receive a free packet full of planning resources, posters, and swag! Sign up now »

Resource Roundup

Extemp Questions » Members can now access ten new practice questions for United States and International Extemp. Plus, enhance your next practice session with our Black History Month themed questions
World Schools Motions » Gear up for competition with five new prepared and impromptu motions from the Global Debate Symposium
World Schools Demo » Resource Package subscribers can watch the final round of World Schools Debate from the Blake Tournament, including judges' adjudication speeches and reasons for decision at the end of the video. 
Congress Docket » Ten new Congress bills are now available from the Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops. You can prepare for competition by discussing preserving parental rights in libraries, food system safety reform, and more.  
Family Newsletter » Our family newsletter is perfect for folks who want to stay on top of special NSDA opportunities and community updates. Family members and friends can subscribe here!  

Free Competition Resources for Black History Month 

We have created a series of free resources to help you celebrate Black History Month! The collection includes: 
  • 25 Extemp questions, ten Congress bills, and six sets of Impromptu prompts focusing on Black History Month themes. 
  • A literature collection containing more than 175 works by Black authors and playwrights designed to help you select pieces for Interpretation events. 
  • More than 40 spark leaders posters featuring Black speech and debate coaches and alumni! 
  • An editable template that allows you to create posters featuring members of your team with easy to follow instructions. 

Are You Eligible for the Academic All American Award? 

Only one percent of NSDA member students receive the Academic All American award. This is a great achievement to list on college or job applications! The award recognizes students throughout the year who have completed at least five semesters of high school, earned at least 750 merit points in our Honor Society, achieved rigorous academic criteria, and demonstrated outstanding character and leadership. If we believe you may be eligible, it will be indicated on your NSDA account. Log in now to check! If you meet all the criteria, please ask your advisor to begin the free application process on your behalf. 

Last Chance to Thank Your Coach

Has your coach made a difference in your life? We want to help you say thank you! Schedule a special animated thank you message to appear in their email inbox on March 1, National Speech and Debate Education Day. It only takes a minute and will let them know they are appreciated. The form closes February 22

Order Your NSDA Honor Cords

As a member of our Honor Society, you're eligible to wear National Speech & Debate Association honor cords at induction or graduation ceremonies to indicate your membership in the Honorary and to recognize your accomplishment. Order your honor cords from the NDSA Store today!
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