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September 2015  |  A monthly publication of the National Speech & Debate Association
Dear Student,

Thank you for being a member of the National Speech & Debate Association! We're happy to share lots of great resources with you this month, along with exciting ways to get involved at a national level. Get started below!
Student Leadership Committee » Apply for the 2015-2016 Student Leadership Committee! The SLC is designed to represent the needs of the student body by connecting, supporting, and inspiring student leaders to advocate on behalf of all members. The deadline to apply is this Wednesday, September 23. For additional information, or to access the online application form, visit
USA Debate Team Announced » Nine students were selected to represent the United States in World Schools Debate competition in 2015-2016. Congratulations to Milan Amritraj (CA), Nikolas Angelopoulos (CA), Sonya Huang (CA), Amit Kukreja (NJ), Julia Lauer (NY), Joshua May (NM), Nikhil Ramaswamy (TX), Liz Yount (CA), and Matthew Zheng (CA). We look forward to following your travels!

Shop the Speech & Debate Store »
Check out our new and improved online store! Prep for the upcoming speech and debate season with new apparel, supplies, DVDs, and more. Visit today!
Will It Be You? » Check out this short video to see the benefits of speech and debate! Be sure to share this link with other students who might be interested in joining your school's speech and debate team.
Competition Events Guide » Our updated High School Competition Events Guide includes an introduction to Program Oral Interpretation (POI) and Informative Speaking (INF). To learn more, click here.
LD Topic Analysis » Log in to your dashboard to download the Lincoln-Douglas Debate topic analysis by Aracelis Biel on the topic, Resolved: Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices.
PF Topic Analysis » Take advantage of the Public Forum Debate topic analysis by Nefertiti Dukes on the topic, Resolved: The United States Federal Government ought to pay reparations to African Americans.
Policy Starter Files » Policy teams can access our 2015-2016 starter files compiled by University of Kansas debate coach Sean Kennedy on the topic, Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially curtail its domestic surveillance.
Congress Docket » Visit to download our monthly Congressional Debate practice docket, compiled by Kevin Berlat.
Extemp Questions » Log in to your dashboard to access United States and International Extemp questions written by Todd Hering.
Extemp Video Analysis » Resource Package subscribers can access a video analysis covering China Stocks, prepared by Nathan Leys.

Policy Debate Topic Selection » Students and chapter advisors can vote online to help select the 2016-2017 Policy Debate resolution. To access the link, visit and follow the online ballot instructions. The two most preferred topic areas will be placed on a second online ballot in November. To download a synopsis of the five problem areas, click here.
Public Forum Topic Selection » Members can also vote online this week to choose their favorite PF topic for the month of November. To log in and access the ballot, visit Voting ends September 30 at 4:00 p.m. CT.
Log in to to sign up for more great webinars!

Original Oratory: Starting the New Year Strong (Sept. 22 at 4:00 p.m. CT)
Navigating the Website (Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. CT)
Comedic Timing
(Sept. 24 at 4:00 p.m. CT)
Introduction to Informative Speaking
(Sept. 24 at 7:00 p.m. CT)


Starting the Year Strong in Extemp
(Sept. 28 at 6:00 p.m. CT)

LIVE webinars are open to all members! Resource Package subscribers can access recordings on their dashboard. If there are specific topics you'd like to see addressed through our webinar series, please email to share your ideas for consideration.
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