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DebateBroward HS Novice AST #3

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This is a High School tournament in Florida.

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Our 3rd AST will be on Wednesday, November 29th at Fort Lauderdale High School!

Remember, our ASTs are for NOVICE debaters in their first year of high school debate. Varsity debaters with at least 150 NSDA points and who are not in their first year of high school debate are welcome to attend and judge. If you have varsity debaters who are able to judge and or P.O. for Congressional Debate, please email sarah.beauchamp@browardschools.com directly with their names and put it into the notes section of the 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. Any entries over that number will go on the waitlist, which will be cleared pending available space at Fort Lauderdale High and sufficient judge numbers.

Registration for NEW ENTRIES will close on FRIDAY, November 17th. At that time as many students will be released from the waitlist as judge numbers and room space allow. Changes (drops or name changes) can be made until 12pm on November 29th, the day of the tournament. Any changes after that, please text Sarah Beauchamp: 412-719-3314 the school name, student who is dropping, and their event.

You MUST arrive for the tournament between 1:30pm and 2:15pm. If you arrive after 2:15 you will get caught in Fort Lauderdale's dismissal traffic and could miss/forfeit the first round.

*Students cannot be allowed onto FLHS Campus prior to 1:15pm. Several groups of students arrived without coaches and walked to McDonald’s and local convenience stores. They also must go directly to the cafeteria as soon as they are allowed onto the property as several students were “exploring” the campus which cannot be allowed.

For PF, the NOVEMBER/DECEMBER topic will be used - Resolved: The United States federal government should forgive all federal student loan debt.
For LD, the NOVICE topic will be used until January - Resolved: In the United States, national service ought to be mandatory. (Please note that we are NO LONGER using the Novice "civil disobedience" topic).

For Policy Debate, the 2023-24 topic will be used - Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase fiscal redistribution in the United States by adopting a federal jobs guarantee, expanding Social Security, and/or providing a basic income. In addition, at the ASTs all teams MUST use the Novice Policy Packet. The Novice Policy Packet can be accessed at the NDCA website: http://www.debatecoaches.org/ and clicking on the Google Drive Folder link.

Extemp topic areas are "U.S. Economy" and "International Governments," and Impromptu topic areas will be released at the tournament.

Congress legislation was emailed to all coaches in a Monday update. It is also accessible electronically here under the "Files for Download" section. Once the schools have all submitted CD legislation, then we will release packets. 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

Sarah Beauchamp
Email address: sarah.beauchamp@browardschools.com
Phone number: 4127193314

Mailing address

Fort Lauderdale High School
1600 NE 4th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

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