PHS Debate Judge's League
Would you like to help your community and yourself? You can gain mentoring experience, and VOLUNTEER HOURS by becoming a student judge for PHS Debate Squad. As a member of our Judges' League you will attend ONE or MORE of our monthly tournaments. You will help to mentor middle school students and earn volunteer hours at the same time. Please join us for our interest meeting on Wed October 16, 2019 at 3:45 pm in room 1002!
Membership Information Sheet
Debate Terminology https://quizlet.com/_6yp0im
Debate Topic Definitions https://quizlet.com/_6yp8m8
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School Code 81010
PHS Debate Squad Overview
The Pebblebrook Debate Squad is a dynamic and boisterous group on campus. If you are interested in learning new things, using your voice, and developing skills for your future. Debate not only gives you extensive experience in public speaking and critical thinking but you will have opportunities to earn scholarships, a graduation debate cord, and networking with others.
Policy debate is a type of debate competition in which teams of two advocate for and against a resolution that typically calls for policy change by the United States federal government, this format tests a student’s research, analytical, and delivery skills.
It involves the proposal of a plan by the affirmative team to enact a policy, while the negative team offers reasons to reject that proposal. Throughout the debate, students have the opportunity to cross-examine one another. A judge or panel of judges determines the winner based on the arguments presented.
Apply for the 2019-2020 Debate Squad
The AUDL high school tournament dates and locations are as follows:
September 21, 2019 Sutton Middle School (6th Grade Campus)
October 19, 2019 Pebblebrook High School
November 9, 2019 Decatur High School
December 7, 2019 BEST Academy
January 18, 2020 Tournament Host/Location TBD (this could be you!)
February 8, 2020 South Gwinnett High School
February 29, 2020 Congressman John Lewis Invitational at MLK, Jr. Middle
March 7, 2020 AUDL High School Championships