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Middle School Debate

Jersey Shore Debate League

Welcome to the
Jersey Shore Debate League! 

2017-2018 School Year

tournament Dates:  
  • October 21, 2017:  Forrestdale School
  • December 2, 2017:  Joseph R. Bolger Middle School
  • January 27, 2018:  Rumson Country Day School
  • March 10, 2018:  Ranney School
  • May 5, 2018 (tentative):  Championship Tournament
DEBATE TOPICS for October 21 Tournament:
  • Columbus Day should not be a federal holiday.
  • Later school start times cause more harm than good.
  • Ending net neutrality is good for America.
  • School uniforms do more good than harm.
Professional Development WorkshopS

Teaching Debate and Argumentation
6 PD hours 
November 29, 2017
Stone Bridge Middle School
1252 Yardville-Allentown Rd.
Allentown, NJ 08501
Register today

Judge Training

TBA - For more information or to register, contact

National Championship Tournament

May 5, 2018

Participating Schools
  • Barkalow Middle School
  • Bolger Middle School
  • Cedar Hill Prep School
  • Forrestdale Middle School 
  • Ranney School

  • Rumson Country Day School 

  • St. Rose of Lima