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DebateBroward AST # 1

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Welcome back to in-person ASTs! Our first AST of the year will be on Tuesday, September 21st at Northeast High School.
 
Remember, our ASTs are for NOVICE debaters in their first year of high school debate. Veteran debaters with at least 150 NSDA points are welcome to attend and judge.
 
Please follow the instructions on this page to register your entries. Remember, each school may only initially enter FIVE students in all events except Congress, in which you can enter TEN.
 
Registration for NEW ENTRIES will close on FRIDAY, September 17th at 4pm. At that time as many students will be released from the waitlist as judge numbers allow. Changes (drops or name changes) can be made until 12pm on September 21st. Any changes after that, please text Justin Weaver: 954.790.8160 the school name, student who is dropping, and her/his event. 
 
You MUST arrive for the tournament between 1:30pm and 2:15pm. If you arrive after 2:15 you will get caught in Northeast's dismissal traffic and could miss/forfeit the first round.
 
Everyone will stay in the cafeteria until Northeast has dismissed and round 1 is ready to begin (hopefully around 3:15pm). The judge lounge will be in the media center.
 
For PF, the SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER topic will be used - Resolved: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization should substantially increase its defense commitments to the Baltic states.
 
For LD, the NOVICE topic will be used at the September and October ASTs - Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.
 
For Policy Debate, the 2021-22 topic will be used - Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States. In addition, at the ASTs all teams MUST use the Novice Policy Packet. The Novice Policy Packet can be accessed at http://www.debatecoaches.org/2021-2022-novice-packet
 
Extemp topic areas will be "Public Health" and "Afghanistan", and Impromptu topic areas will be "Summer" and "Superheros".
 
Congress legislation for the fall semester was emailed to all coaches. It is also accessible electronically here under the "Files for Download" section. The fall legislation packet has designations for which bills will be debated in which months, with 4 bills per month. Per usual, chambers might not debate all 4 bills if time does not allow.
 
More information may be sent out as the tournament approaches. Please let Justin Weaver know if you have any questions.

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Justin Weaver
Email address: justin.weaver@browardschools.com
Phone number: 954-790-8160

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Northeast High School
700 NE 56th St.
Oakland Park, FL 33334

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