Debate Team

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  • Faculty Advisor
    Tim Hayes

    Debate offers Highland students the ability to develop their research and public speaking skills and to explore their passion for social justice in an academically rigorous, competitive forum. Students are offered the unique opportunity to showcase these skills at tournaments throughout the state, as well as throughout the nation. This provides the opportunity for interactions between students from an array of academic backgrounds and networks. Highland offers Policy format debate through the Urban Debate League (UDL), which provides students with a broad topic to research over the course of the season. Whether students are interested in politics or philosophy; whether they prefer working alone or with a partner, the debate team at Highland provides many opportunities for success for all students.

    2020's topic, selected by the National Federation of State High School Associations:

    • Resolved: The United States federal government should enact the Medicare-For-All Act of 2019.

    This year's local tournament schedule:

    • TBD

    *Tournaments in BOLD are UDL Core Tournaments

    Debate Terms and Structure Slideshow

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