National Speech and Debate Association
Northern Lights District
National Qualifying Debate Tournament
St. Francis High School, St. Francis Minn.
Dec. 11-12, 2018
Dear Debate Coaches,
It is my very great pleasure to invite you to the national qualifying debate tournament at St. Francis on Dec. 11 and 12. Mark Thul has graciously agreed to be our host. St. Francis’ school day ends at 2:25. We would like to begin debate by 3:30 on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Debate will also start at 3:30 on Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Please check into the media center when you arrive; you will need to bring your “green sheet” if signatures are required. You also need to bring a check made out to Northern Lights that covers the debaters’ fees ($12.00) per debater, a school fee of $100 and provide 2 judges for the judge pool. There is a $150.00 fee for uncovered judges. You must also bring along a check for any outstanding national fees or the invoice for those fees.
We will not be using the piloted program this year. Please remind your debaters that PF is flip for sides. PF and LD will be debating the NSDA December topics. The window for registration will open as soon as possible and will close at 4:30 on Dec.4. If you trouble registering your debaters on Joy of Tournaments, please check to see that they have been added to your NSDA list.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. I am looking forward to seeing you at St. Francis on Dec. 11 and 12.
Northern Lights Chair