2018 Carver-Truman NSDA District Congress
Dates: 4/6/2018 - 4/9/2018

Congressional Debate 

Friday, April 6, 2018 
Monday, April 9, 2018


Greetings!  The National Speech and Debate Association District Student Congress is just around the corner.  So here’s a friendly reminder to start working on your paperwork. Please carefully read the instructions below.

District congress will be held this year on Friday, April 6, 2018, at Neosho High School AND supersession for the House of Representatives will take place Monday, April 9, 2018 also at Webb City High School. A schedule with times is at the bottom of this letter. 

Step one is to send in Legislation: so this is your official invitation to send in legislation [two pieces per school only] for the student congress. You may send either bills or resolutions or a combination.

I must receive your bills and resolutions by **February 23, 2018** in order for them to be on the agenda.  Please submit your bills by e-mail if possible.  If you are unable to e-mail, you may fax or mail your legislation, just be sure to send it in time to meet the deadline.  At that time also e-mail me an estimate of your expected numbers.  

If you have questions or need assistance please feel free to contact me at any time.  My contact information is listed at the end of this information sheet. I look forward to another great district Student Congress!


  • We hold an initial Student Congress round on Friday with our traditional setup of 3-4 Houses (depending on number of entries) and 1 Senate. At the end of the day Friday, we will break the top 4-8 (again, depending on how many houses) to a Super Session to be held the following Monday at Webb City High School.
  • Students advancing to Super Session will then speak in the Webb City evening session. The top 3-4 (based on number of prelim Houses) speakers based on the ranking system will qualify to nationals. 
  • The Senate format will remain the same from last year. They will be finished on Friday and will not need to return on Monday.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the system.

Entry fees are: $10 an entry

Make checks out to:  Carver-Truman NFL

My contact information:  David Watkins

                                        Neosho High School

                                        511 Neosho Blvd.

                                        Neosho, MO 64850

                                        (417) 592-1802 (cellphone)

                                        (417) 451-8605 (fax) 

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