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DebateBroward MAST # 8

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This is a Middle School tournament in Florida.

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Hello Coaches! Our last MAST of this school year, MAST 8 is Wednesday, April 13th at Stoneman Douglas High School.
 
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 Monday, April 11th and at 5 pm. 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 12 pm on April 13th. Any changes after that, please text Lisa Farris: 954.547.3547 the school name, student who is dropping, and her/his event. 
 
You MUST arrive for the tournament between 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm. If you arrive after 2:00 pm you will not be allowed to enter until after 3 pm. 
 
Everyone will stay in the cafeteria until Stoneman Douglas has dismissed and round 1 is ready to begin (hopefully around 3:15 pm). The judge lounge will be in the media center.
 
For PF, the topic will be used -  Resolved: Japan should revise Article 9 of its Constitution to develop offensive military capabilities.
 
For LD, the March/April topic will be used -Resolved: In a democracy, a free press ought to prioritize objectivity over advocacy.
 
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 MASTs 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 "International Trade" and "Sports", and Impromptu topic areas will be "Famous Song Quotes" and "Leadership"
 
Congress legislation for the spring semester was emailed to all coaches. It is also accessible electronically here under the "Files for Download" section. The spring 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 will be distributed as the tournament approaches. Please let your mentor know if you have any questions.

Manager contact information

Lisa
Email address: lisa.farris@browardschools.com
Phone number: 9545473547

Mailing address

Stoneman Douglas High School
5901 Pine Island Rd.
Parkland, FL 33076

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