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 on: February 20, 2018, 12:34:40 PM 
Started by Amber Kelsie - Last post by Amber Kelsie
The hotel block has been extended to Tuesday, February 27 to give people time to finish at Districts. 

Please make your reservations for the hotel as soon as possible, we need to fill the block and get a sense of catering options.

To reserve rooms, call (253) 383-0146 Ext. 5 and refer the group confirmation name: "CEDA National Debate." 

 on: February 18, 2018, 10:05:10 PM 
Started by nryan - Last post by nryan
Congrats to the Qualifiers from District 7!

1. Liberty HS - 7-1
2. WVU BM 6-2
3. UMW CL 6-2
4. GMU HO 6-2
5. Pittl BR 6-2
6. GMU HL 5-3
7. Pitt FK 4-4

 on: February 18, 2018, 06:29:33 AM 
Started by Hester - Last post by Hester
1) Louisville WY Chinnel Williams & Deontrey Yeargin
2) Florida GK Emmanuel Kizito & Stefanie Gonzalez
3) West Georgia CJ Nick Charles & Tommy Jordan
4) Samford NW Robbie Nikont & Moriah Winds

 on: February 17, 2018, 06:54:19 PM 
Started by gregachten - Last post by gregachten

The following link is for a full time teaching position as the Harker Middle School Speech and Debate coach. The team has about 150 students and is very well supported by the school. Harker is a great place to work and I am happy to answer any questions about the position or the school or program. Please email me at gregachten at

Interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.

 on: February 16, 2018, 08:29:59 AM 
Started by GinaTse - Last post by GinaTse

My name is Gina Tse-Louie of the San Francisco Bay Area New Century Lions Club.  The Lions Club District has been giving away $103,000 in scholarships.  Last year our sponsored youth receive over $11,000.  We are looking for a judge and hoped someone from your organization would be interested?  If they can and would like to participate, the details are:

Topic:  "Integrity and Civility Play What Role in Today's Society?"
                Date:  Sunday, February 25, 2018
                Time:  2PM
                Location:  1818 Gilbreth Road, Suite 230
                                   Burlingame, CA 94010
                Details: or see attached brochure

Please let me know as soon as possible if someone would be able to judge?  If there is a scheduling conflict and can suggest someone else who:
                                                       1) has had speech training or experience in public speaking 
                                                        2)  different professions or fields of endeavor and represent each geographical location involved

It would be appreciated. Please feel free to call me at 415-271-2178.

Thank you for your time!


 on: February 15, 2018, 02:04:51 PM 
Started by Amber Kelsie - Last post by Amber Kelsie
The ballot to elect new officers for next year is open here:  Each school gets one vote. Voting will close at 11:59 PM CST on March 1st.

The positions and nominations are:

2nd VP: Sam Mauer, Brian Rubaie, Nick Ryan

Topic Committee Rep: Michael Barlow, Vida Chiri, Willie Johnson, Mikaela Malsin

Recording Secretary: Kristiana Baez, Nick Sciullo

Regional Reps:

A) N. Central: CV Vitolo-Hadad

B) S. Central:
Kate Richey

C) N. East: Samantha Godbey, Kathryn Rubino

D) Mid-Atlantic: Al Hiland, Jackie Poapst, Nick Ryan

 on: February 14, 2018, 08:05:06 AM 
Started by sharris - Last post by sharris
Bids for hosting the 2019 CEDA National Tournament should be submitted by March 5th so that they can be reviewed and discussed at the CEDA Business meeting at the CEDA national tournament.

 on: February 13, 2018, 08:47:04 PM 
Started by Amber Kelsie - Last post by Amber Kelsie
Registration for CEDA Nationals is now on

You can find the invite posted at

Please register so we can finalize catering decisions.  If you haven't yet, you can pay your dues online or with your registration fees.  Keep in mind the hotel block closes on February 21, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you all in March!

 on: February 12, 2018, 09:28:30 PM 
Started by Amber Kelsie - Last post by Amber Kelsie
Hey Y'all,

It's about that time again!  I am excited to encourage you to nominate students, coaches and colleagues for CEDA Awards. Nominations are due March 2nd and are made via CEDA’s website ( We are seeking nominations for the following awards:

ALL-AMERICANS – honoring a maximum of 30 students (max of 2 per school) who demonstrate demonstrate competitive success, academic success, good conduct, and contributions to their squad.

NATIONAL DEBATE SCHOLARS – honoring students who maintain strong academic records in addition to their competitive accomplishments. There are four categories of National Debate Scholars:

a. National Debate Scholar – summa cum laude. Minimum 3.75 GPA.
b. National Debate Scholar - magna cum laude. Minimum 3.5 GPA.
c. National Debate Scholar - cum laude. Minimum 3.25 GPA.
d. National Debate Scholar – Honorable Mention. Minimum 3.0 GPA

THE BRIAN “BABY JO” JOHNSTON DEBATER OF THE YEAR AWARD – The Baby Jo Award is meant to celebrate the best of the best in our community. The ideal candidate demonstrates competitive success and a commitment to represent the highest values of the debate community.

THE OUTSTANDING NEW COMPETITOR AWARD – this award is for people who began their participation in interscholastic debate in college, are in their first year of competition and are participating at the CEDA championship tournament. Applications should demonstrate growth and strong participation in the activity.

THE MATT GRINDY OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT COACH – This award is intended to recognize excellence in graduate and professional obligations as well as their work as coaches.

THE GALENTINE AWARD – This award is named after Rebecca Galentine and is designed to recognize an outstanding female debate coach in CEDA. The ideal candidate can demonstrate service to programs and the organization, community building and competitive success.

THE BROWNLEE AWARD -  The Brownlee Award is given annually to a forensic educator who demonstrates outstanding achievement in scholarship, education and service to CEDA. The award is named in honor of longtime coach and founding CEDA member Don Brownlee.

THE CEDA ALUMNI AWARD - This award recognizes outstanding achievement, contribution and service by a program alumna of a member school.

THE NATIONAL PUBLIC DEBATE AWARD - This award is given to the intercollegiate debate program which, over the course of the past academic year, has best advanced the values of debate in the public sphere.

PUBLIC ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR - The award acknowledges the contribution of an individual during the past year that made a positive contribution to public discourse on matters of social import.


Amber Kelsie

 on: February 12, 2018, 04:55:20 PM 
Started by sarahtp73 - Last post by sarahtp73

Congratulations to all the 2018 First Round At Large Bid Recipients

Central Oklahoma HS - Hilligoss & Stidham                                             "
Emory FG - Forman & Gazmararian
Emory SY - Shaikh & Yamout
Georgetown BK - Bernstein & Knez
Georgia AR - Agrawal & Ramanan
Georgia RS - Rice & Stupek
Harvard AM - Asimow & Medrano
Harvard MS - Midha & Sanjeev
Kansas KR - Katz & Robinson
Kentucky AN - dam & Noparstak
Kentucky BT - Bannister & Trufanov
Northwestern CE - Callahan & Esman
Southern California BL - Berger & Larsen
UNLV GH - Gomez & Horn
Wake Forest AW - Athanasopoulos & Williams
Wake Forest EF - Edwards & Fernandez

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