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January 2, 2018 | A weekly publication of the National Speech & Debate Association

Dear Coach, 

Happy New Year and welcome back! Don't miss the latest resources and news from the speech and debate world below. 

Hall of Fame Nominations

Do you know an outstanding coach who should be nominated for the Hall of Fame? Coaches who have been members of the NSDA for 25 years, or who are retired from coaching and teaching, are eligible for this prestigious award! Nominations are due February 2Learn more »

Nationals Hotel Block

Mark your calendars! The National Tournament hotel block opens Monday, January 8Click here for details and start dreaming of Florida sunshine! 

Honor Society Details

We recently updated the Honor Society section of our website
You can now use the Honor Society dropdown to explore the Code of Honor, Coaches Code of Ethics, middle school degrees table, and more.

Sign Up for National Speech and Debate Education Day!

We are focused on making March 2, National Speech and Debate Education Day, even bigger to reach more people!  To do this, we need your team’s participation. Sign up to take part in our celebration and we will share resources and communications with you to make the day a huge success. 

Strapped for time? This is a great opportunity for a student or parent to be your team’s NSDE Day captain. Don't delay, sign them up here

Thank Your Administrator

As part of our celebration of National Speech and Debate Education Day, you can schedule a thank you message for a speech and debate educator or an administrator who has helped your program thrive!

Reminders and Deadlines

Board of Directors Election » Planning to run for the Board of Directors? Don't forget that the declaration of intent via certified mail and candidacy statements are due January 19Learn more »
Student of the Year Nominations » If you know an incredible graduating senior, please nominate them for your district's Student of the Year Award. 

Access Your Resources

Lincoln-Douglas Topic Analysis » Don't miss the new LD Topic Analysis, presented by Champion Briefs Institute
Webinar Recordings » Resource Package subscribers can kick off the new year with the latest webinar recordings
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