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DebateBroward MAST #3

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This is a Middle School tournament in Florida.

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It's time for MAST #3! Our November edition will be on Tuesday, November 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 Friday, November 18th 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 November 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 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER topic will be used - Resolved: The United States’ strategy of Great Power Competition produces more benefits than harms.
 
For LD, the NOVEMBER/DECEMBER topic will be used - Resolved: The People’s Republic of China ought to prioritize environmental protection over economic growth. (Please note that we are NO LONGER using the Novice "civil disobedience" 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 "Gender in Sports" and "Elections", and Impromptu topic areas will be "Tolerance" and "the American Dream".
 
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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