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Dawn Troyer Commemorative Debate Tournament

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This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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You and your team are invited to the Dawn Troyer Commemorative Debate Tournament to be held on November 10, 2018. Registration will run from 7:30 - 8:15 a.m., followed by a judges’ meeting at 8:15, and Rd. 1 starting at 8:30. Penn High School is in the Eastern Time Zone. The entry deadline is 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 7th. Entries are to be made through Speechwire. 
 
Policy Debate, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, World Schools Debate, and Student Congress Debate will all be offered. There will be a Varsity and a Novice division in Policy, LD, PF and Congress. World Schools will only have one division containing debaters of all experience levels. A novice debater is a student who has never debated competitively prior to the 2018-19 season. Any previous debate competition experience makes that student a Varsity debater regardless of the event. 
 
PLEASE NOTE: We will be debating the November topics for PF and LD. 
 
Policy Debate will debate Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration within the United States
The four novice policy topics (listed below) and novice stipulations (no counterplans or kritiks) will still apply. However, Topicality arguments by novices will be permitted.
 
A path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants
 
Expansion of the H-1B visas for skilled workers
 
Lifting the Trump Travel Ban (We know that the courts have blocked much of it)
 
The Dream Act
 
 
Public Forum will debate the November-December topic: Resolved: The United States federal government should impose price controls on the pharmaceutical industry.
 
Lincoln Douglas (Varsity & Novice) will debate the November/December topic: Resolved: In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office.
 
World Schools will debate 2 prepared rounds and 2 impromptu rounds. 
 
Round 1 - impromptu (topic release will occur at 8:15)
Round 2 - prepared: This House believes that the free press is being restricted globally in the status quo.
Round 3 - impromptu (topic release will occur at approximately 1:00)
Round 4 - prepared: This House condemns the current state of American public education.
 
Both Divisions of Congress will debate IHSFA Bills  2, 9, 11, 12
 
If schools are interested in submitting student names for P.O. in Congress or Senate, coaches should email Jstarkweather@phm.k12.in.us with the name recommendation(s). Please specify whether the debater would best be suited in a novice or varsity house. (There will likely be a total of 3 houses - depending on the numbers.)  I will try to spread the P.O. roles over a variety of schools, but I will likely also try to fill these spots quickly.
 
****Judges****
One judge is required for every 4 debaters or portion thereof. 5 debaters = 2 judges. One Policy or Public Forum team = 2 debaters. Please try to bring judges who can judge all events. We will be in need of debate event judges more than we will need Congress type judges. Therefore, please make sure that your judges are able and qualified to judge more than just Congress.
 
A limited amount of student judges will be allowed if they currently have over 250 NSDA points. They will only be allowed to judge Novice competition.
 
Ribbons will be provided to the top debate entries in each event. No sweepstakes awards/trophies will be awarded. 
 
Pizza will be available for students during lunch. In addition, there will be snacks and drinks available for purchase. There will be a coaches'/judges' lounge with complementary lunch and snacks available. 
 
Questions? If so, contact Jeremy Starkweather Jstarkweather@phm.k12.in.us, or via my cell phone (574) 370-4758.
 

 

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Jeremy Starkweather
Email address: Jstarkweather@phm.k12.in.us
Phone number: 5742864408

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