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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:  open (please contact us if you are interested in hosting)
DEBATE TOPICS For December 10 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

Date: TBD

Judge Training

Judge Training will resume in Fall 2016. 

Location: TBD

For more information or to register, contact

National Championship Tournament

May 6, 2017 (tentative)

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

  • Rumson Country Day School 

  • St. Rose of Lima