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Middle School Debate

Jersey Shore Debate League

Welcome to the
Jersey Shore Debate League! 

2016-2017 School Year

tournament Dates:  
  • October 15, 2016: Barkalow Middle School, Freehold, NJ (see below for debate topics)
  • December 10, 2016:  Bolger Middle School, Keansburg, NJ
  • February 4, 2017:  Rumson Country Day School, Rumson, NJ
  • March 11, 2017:  Forrestdale Middle School, Rumson, NJ
DEBATE TOPICS For March 11 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

Judge Training will resume in Fall 2016. 

Location: TBD

For more information or to register, contact

National Championship Tournament

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

Participating Schools
  • Barkalow Middle School
  • Bolger Middle School
  • Forrestdale Middle School 
  • Neptune Middle School
  • Ranney School

  • Rumson Country Day School 

  • St. Rose of Lima