May Student Newsletter
May Student Newsletter

Finish out the year strong with these last opportunities!

Celebrate with Us 

As you're practicing your skills this summer, consider using our celebration resources to hone your skills! Our Extemp questions, Congress legislation, and Impromptu prompts offer a variety of questions from diverse perspectives. Use them to honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May) and Pride Month (June). 

Give Feedback on Public Forum Topic Areas

We want your help determining the topic areas for Public Forum Debate for the 2021-2022 school year! Currently, the committee is focusing on ten areas (in alphabetical order): Agriculture, Balkan Peninsula, Blockchain, China, Climate Change, Courts, Criminal Justice Reform, Elections, India, Latin America, Russia, State Recognition, Stock Market, and Trade. Use this form to provide feedback to the committee as they begin the process of writing topics! 

Tune in to #Nats21 

Watch your peers take the final round stage at the 2021 online National Speech & Debate Tournament! Bookmark today and mark your calendars to watch final round performances on Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19. This year's tournament is sure to be a special one. You don't want to miss it! 

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. Honor cords can be worn at graduation to show your participation in the NSDA. Don't miss your chance to order insignia! Jewel inserts for pins and pendants are determined based on your earned points and degree level.  

Judge the Middle School Speech Challenge 

If there is a middle school program in your area, they may need judges for our Middle School Speech Challenge, presented by Summit Debate. If you were a junior or senior in the 2020-2021 academic year and have at least 250 Honor Society points, you are eligible to judge. Learn more about the Middle School Speech Challenge here and reach out to a local program if you're interested in getting involved! Reach out soon—registration closes on Saturday!
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