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Kokomo High School Debate Tournament

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Indiana Debate Tournament at Kokomo High School

2501 S. Berkley Road

Kokomo, IN 46902

Jenifer Luckey head debate coach

School phone 765-455-8040

Jen’s cell phone 765-461-2649


Please join us at KHS for a great debate!  We are hosting an in-person debate for both novice and varsity members.  KHS will be awarding the top 8 contestants in all categories of competition.  
Date: Saturday, December 9
Registration: 7:15 - 8:15
Round 1 (tentatively) 8:45 Eastern Time
Round 2 (tentatively) 10:30 
Lunch (tentatively) 12:00 -12:30
Round 3 (tentatively) 12:30
Round 4 (tentatively) 2:15
Awards (tentatively) 4:00
The deadline for entries is December 6, 2023 by 5:00 pm Eastern Time. 
Policy debate – Varsity and Novice – Topic: 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.  
Lincoln-Douglas debate – Varsity and Novice - Topic: Resolved: The United States ought to prohibit the extraction of fossil fuels from federal public lands and waters.  
Public Forum debate – Varsity and Novice – Topic: Resolved: The United States federal government should forgive all federal student loan debt. 
World School debate – Varsity only – Prepared topic (teams will debate AFF/NEG for the following and have one impromptu motion): This House believes that the UN has failed in its mission to protect refugees and asylum seekers. 
Congressional debate – Varsity and Novice – The ISSDA November/December docket will be used for the following legislation: 1, 4, 6, 9, 10.  Varsity will elect presiding officers from within the house with competitors voting for best P.O.  Please email me at jluckey@kokomo.k12.in.us if you have someone willing to PO the novice house.  Gavels are being awarded for the two POs. 
Big Questions debate – Varsity only – Topic: Resolved: Belief in the supernatural is incompatible with belief in science.  Students may debate solo or with a partner. 
Please bring one judge for every 2 debaters in single events or one judge for every two teams in team events or fraction thereof (3 PF teams=2 judges). Congress=1 judge per 5 entries/fraction.
All judges should be ready to judge any event.
Varsity debaters with 250 NFL points+ may judge novice (PLEASE make sure to mark them as such on their registration.)
We will be using online balloting, so all judges will need to register on Speechwire prior to coming and bring a device.  Laptops or tablets are preferred over smartphones. 
Food: We will be offering concessions.  Please do not bring your own food, water, or snacks as our concessions profit will be used to pay for extra judges, ribbons, and the Speechwire platform.  KHS parents and staff will provide a judge’s lounge with breakfast snacks and lunch free of charge.  



Manager contact information

Jenifer Luckey
Email address: jluckey@kokomo.k12.in.us
Phone number: 765-461-2649

Mailing address

2501 S. Berkley Road
Kokomo, IN 46902

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