Archive for August, 2010


Suggestions for Great Speeches

August 25, 2010

Check out this link from Forbes on How to Give a Great Speech!

Thanks Scott C. for recommending this article.


We’re Back! Looking forward to the 2010-2011 season!!

August 11, 2010




Policy Debate 2010-2011 Topic

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its military and/or police presence in one or more of the following: South Korea, Japan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq, Turkey.

Lincoln Douglas 2010 September/October Topic

Resolved: States ought not possess nuclear weapons.

Public Forum 2010 Topics

2010 October Topic

Resolved: NATO presence improves the lives of Afghan citizens.

2010 September Topic

Resolved: Allowing deep water offshore oil drilling is in the best interest of the United States.

Proposed Tournaments 2010-2011

Date Tournament Events offered Who competes?
October 30 Meridian Novice(at Meridian High) Novice Debate All first time debaters only
November 19-20 Canyon County Classic(at Skyview High) Speech, Debateand Congress Everyone
December 3-4 Rocky Mountain Classic (at Rocky Mountain) Speech, Debate, and Congress Everyone
December 11 Columbia Speech(at Columbia High) Speech Everyone
January 15 Frank Church Invitational (at BSU) Debateand Congress Everyone
January 21-22 Eagle Invitational(at Eagle High) Speech, Debateand Congress Everyone
February 18-19 NFL DistrictsLocation TBD Speech, Debate and Congress *limited # of NFL members*
February 25 District Debate(at Mountain View) Debate 4 best PF teams,4 best LDers, and4 best policy teams
March 11-12 State Debate(in Twin Falls) Debate *Qualifiers from districts only*
March 19 District Speech(at Borah High) Speech 4 entries in each event
April 15-16 State Speech(in Coeur d’Alene) Speech *Qualifiers from districts only*