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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 February 11th TOURNAMENT:  
  • Surveillance measures by the US government are warranted.
  • Energy drinks cause more HARM than good. 
  • The invention of gunpowder did more GOOD than harm.
  • Ban killer robots!
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Teaching Debate and Argumentation

2016 Workshop TBA this summer.

Registration is closed. Please contact debate@esuus.org for further information.

Judge Training

TBA

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

National Championship Tournament

May 6, 2017 (tentative)

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)