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DSDL #4 - November 11, 2017 - Cary

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This is a High School tournament in North Carolina.

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Dogwood Speech and Debate League Qualifier #4

Host: Cary High School (638 Walnut St., Cary, NC)

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017


Day of registration will run between 8:00 am and 8:30 am. Last minute changess should be texted to (252) 622-9238 if they are known prior to arrival.


Events Offered:

  • Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate
  • Novice Public Forum Debate
  • Public Forum Debate
  • Student Congress
  • Novice Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Original Oratory
  • Declamation
  • Informative Speaking
  • Dramatic Interpretation
  • Humorous Interpretation
  • Duo Interpretation
  • Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • Novice Programmed Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • Programmed Oral Interpretation of Literature



Public Forum - Resolved: The United States should require universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers of ownership.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate - Resolved: Wealthy nations have an obligation to provide development assistance to other nations. 


Student Congress: Student Congeess legislation should remember the following information in regards to submission:

  • A school that enters competitors in the Congress division is required to submit at least one piece of appropriately formatted legislation.
  • Legislation is tied to the student and not the school. Thus, each competitor may submit one piece of legislation. No competitor may serve as the author of more than one piece of legislation. 
  • Legislation must be submitted to Michelle Boswell at dogwoodlegislation@gmail.com no later than noon Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
  • Legislation will be posted no later than Monday, November 6th, 2017.
  • In order to expedite the release of the legislation packet, the League has adopted templates. They can be found on the website.


Extemp Topics:

US Legal and Constitutional Issues
International Conflicts
Europe and the Americas
Science and Technology


Oral Interpretation of Literature: 

  • Round 1 - Poetry
  • Round 2 - Prose
  • Round 3 - Poetry
  • Round 4 - Prose
  • Round 5 - Poetry


We hope to see you there!


Joshua Wade, Director    

Patrick Jessee, Tournament Host


If you have questions, please email me at dogwoodspeechndebate@gmail.com.



Manager contact information

Ann Petersen
Email address: anncpetersen@gmail.com
Phone number: 2526229238

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