IHSA Administrator

Shaunda Brown

Debate Team Calendar

IHSA State Series Programs
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Debate Examples


State Tournament

State Finals: March 20-21, 2015

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IHSA Debate Updates

IHSA Debate registration will be done through Joy of Tournaments at www.joyoftournaments.com . Entries are due March 4, 2015. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lainee McGraw, IHSA State Final Manager, at emcgraw@d230.org

Correction in Policy Debate Topic
Problem area: Oceans
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth's oceans.

Congressional Legislation is now posted on the IHSA website.

2014-15 Illinois Tournament Schedule

Workshop information for any school interested in starting a Debate Team

Meeting Common Core State Standards through Debating and Speaking Activities

2015-16 Topic Synopsis

2015-16 NFHS Topic Ballot for Topic Selection

2015-16 NFHS Final Topic Ballot for Topic Selection

Link to final public forum round at the 2012-13 state finals.

Champions: Winnetka (New Trier), Zach Peltz & Noah Quinn
Coached by: Head Coaches P.J. Samorian and Aaron Vinson and Assistants David Weston, Kevin Quinlan, and Ashley Kain

Runners-Up: Schaumburg, Cole Miller & Craig Soares
Coached by Head Coach Darrell Robin and Assistants Carl Schwartz, Kate Wessell, and Sam Haque

It is our hope to record/stream the final rounds in all 4 debate events next year.