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DebateBroward MAST #1

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This is a Middle School tournament in Florida.

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Welcome to the new season! Our first DebateBroward MAST of the year will be on Thursday, September 29th 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, September 26th 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 September 29th. 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 1:30 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 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER topic will be used - Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase its investment in high-speed rail.
 
For LD, the NOVICE topic will be used in September and October - Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified. (Please note that we are NOT using the September/October "single-payer universal healthcare" topic).
 
For Policy Debate, the 2022-23 topic will be used - Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity. In addition, at the MASTs all teams MUST use the Novice Policy Packet. The Novice Policy Packet can be accessed at the NDCA website: http://www.debatecoaches.org/
 
Extemp topic areas will be "Climate Change" and "Pop Culture", and Impromptu topic areas will be "Change" and "Traditions".
 
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 your mentor know if you have any questions.

Manager contact information

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

Mailing address

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

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