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Middle School Debate

Garden State Debate League

Welcome to the
Garden State Debate League! 

2016-2017 School Year

tournament Dates:  
  • October 22, 2016: Stone Bridge Middle School (Allentown) from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • December 10, 2016: Bolger Middle School (Keansburg)
  • February 11, 2017: Broad Street School (Bridgeton) 
  • March 18, 2017:  Cedar Hill Prep School (Somerset)
DEBATE TOPICS FOR March 18th TOURNAMENT:  
  • A free press is more important than national security. 
  • Zoos do more HARM than good. 
  • Ban alcohol advertising.
  • Public colleges and universities should be tuition-free.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Teaching Debate and Argumentation
March 9, 2017 
Click here to register.  

Judge Training

TBA

For more information or to register, contact debate@esuus.org.

National Championship Tournament

May 6, 2017
Clifton T. Barkalow Middle School (Freehold, NJ) 

Participating Schools
  • Broad Street School (Bridgeton)
  • Cedar Hill Prep School (Somerset) 
  • The Hun School (Princeton)
  • Our Lady of Sorrows (Hamilton)
  • Stone Bridge Middle School (Allentown)
  • The Wilberforce School (Princeton)
  • William Annin Middle School (Basking Ridge)
  • An-Noor Academy (Piscataway Township)