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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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Hello Coaches,

Welcome to our tournament.  Debate rounds begin at 8:30 Eastern time. The deadline for registration is Thursday 15 October at 5:00 p.m.

Congress -- NOTE: Varsity chamber(s) will set the specific order of the day for each session, morning and afternoon.  Novice chamber will debate the bills in the order presented.  

Morning session: IHSFA September/October bills 1 (ACES act) and 3 (controversial speakers),  and NSDA September Legislation Docket bill 6 (trade with Kenya). 

Afternoon session: IHSFA September/October bills 4 (facial recognition technology) and 5 (Russia/Crimea)  and NSDA September Legislation Docket bill 10 (human rights in Thailand)

Lincoln-Douglas: The NSDA resolution for Lincoln-Douglas debate will be used for BOTH divisions, varsity and novice.  The national novice topic will not be debated.

Public Forum: Resolved: The U.S. Federal Government should enact the Medicare-for-all Act of 2019.  

World Schools Debate: prepared motion (teams will debate both sides): Rounds 1/2: This house regrets the rise of "cancel culture." Rounds 3/4: This House mandates the inclusion of critical race theory in required diversity training for all federal employees. 

PolicyResolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.

Novice Policy areas:

Forensic Science: Limit use of facial recognition software.

Policing: Abandon federal efforts to force local police to assist in immigration enforcement.

Sentencing: Abolish mandatory minimum sentences.

Sentencing: Drug decriminalization.






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Michael Yeakey
Email address: mayeakey@bethanycs.net
Phone number: 574.333.1196

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Goshen, IN 46526

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