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FCDI South #3 @Immokalee HS

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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a High School tournament in Florida.

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This is a Middle/High School tournament in Immokalee, Florida.

You are cordially invited to the South Florida Civics & Debate Initiative Tournament #3, to be held Tuesday, February 7 at Immokalee High School, 701 Immokalee Dr #5, Immokalee, FL 34142.  This tournament will be live and in person.

This tournament offers middle school, high school novice, and high school varsity competition. All schools are welcome to compete in this tournament.

There will be two rounds of competition in all events except Congressional Debate, where there will be one 2 hour session. The tournament will begin at 4:30pm Eastern time. We hope to finish awards by 7:15PM, but please be flexible regarding the end time of the event.

The full schedule can be found in the Schedule tab on the Speechwire registration page for the tournament.

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE Tuesday, January 31, at 4:00pm.

Please plan to arrive at the tournament no later than 4:30pm the afternoon of the tournament to check in.

EVENTS and DIVISIONS: We offer middle school, novice, and varsity divisions. If numbers allow, we will offer separate middle school and novice divisions. We reserve the right to combine divisions. If we combine divisions, we will offer a Middle School Champion Award in addition to the usual awards. "Varsity" is Year 2 of high school debate.

No Double Entry.  If a coach submits the same student for two events, that student will be automatically disqualified for both events.


  • Congressional Debate
  • Dramatic Interpretation
  • Duo Interpretation
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Humorous Interpretation
  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Informative Speaking
  • Just Talk - middle school and novice only
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate
  • Original Oratory
  • Public Forum Debate
  • Observers are allowed, but must be registered.


NOTE: Students will debate BOTH sides of the resolution. 

Lincoln Douglas Debate: We are using the January/February NSDA topic - Resolved: Justice requires open borders for human migration.

Public Forum Debate: We are using the February NSDA topic - Resolved: In the United States, right-to-work laws do more harm than good.

Extemporaneous Speaking Topic Areas: US business and technology, Russia, US judicial issues.

Impromptu Speaking Topic Areas: Finish the sentence, chores, and spring break

CONGRESS LEGISLATION: Submit proposed legislation in either NSDA or NCFL format (either is fine) to ­­­­­­Apryl Taylor, taylorfcdi@gmail.com, no later than noon Monday, Januaery 30.

Templates are under Files for Download.

JUDGES:  We will need your judges in order to run the tournament.

The judge ratio for this tournament is 1 judge for every two debate entries; 1 judge for every 5 speech/interp/congress entries.

Please bring parents, teachers, former students, etc.!

A judge training video and additional judging resources can be found HERE

Adults and coaches may judge any division. Qualified varsity with at least 75 NSDA points on record may judge the middle school and novice divisions. Judges need to be trained. They may take the NSDA judge training course if they did not attend any judge training. It is the affirmative duty of the coach to ensure that all judges (except students) must be approved as volunteers through their district’s volunteer system.

CONCESSIONS: Concessions (pizza, snacks, drinks, etc.) will be available for purchase with cash only.


COACHES: Coaches must be available for the duration of the tournament.

FEES: FCDI member schools pay no fees. Non-FCDI schools pay $4.00/student.

Please make checks payable to and mail to:

The Florida Debate Initiative

c/o Tara Tedrow

215 N Eola Dr

Orlando, FL 32801


Gabe DeTuya, SFCDI Ambassador

Email address: gdetuya@columbushs.com

Phone number: 501-247-2249


Manager contact information

Beth Eskin
Email address: elizabeth.eskin@fldoe.org
Phone number: 4079296712

Mailing address

Florida Debate Initiative
Attn: Tara Tedrow 215 N Eola Dr
Orlando, FL 32801

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