PHOENIX DEBATERock Ridge Phoenix Debate is entering its 8th season in 2021-22 after seven successful years of competition. Our debaters have won VHSL conference championships, competed at the regional and national level, and we've sent over a dozen debaters to NCFL Grand Nationals.This year, we still plan to offer training and competition. Clinics and practices will be in-person, although many tournaments may be online. Debate is an excellent activity for developing critical thinking skills and confidence as a persuasive speaker. It is open to all interested Rock Ridge students. The team information meeting will be on Wednesday, September 8 from 4:15-4:45 p.m. in the cafeteria. All interested students are asked attend and to carefully read through all of the registration materials posted below. Be sure to discuss team requirements with your parents/guardians prior to making a commitment to the team. Online registration and nonrefundable dues payments must be completed no later than Wednesday, September 22 by 5 p.m. Once the deadline is passed, we can take no additional team members for the season. Please e-mail one of our team coaches, Mr. Briscoe, Ms. Gupta, or Ms. Srinivasan, or one of our team officers (listed below) if you have questions.2021-22 Debate Team Officers:President: Abhishek (Bobby) KrishnanVP for LD Debate: Sofia DiFulvioVP for PF Debate: Dheemanth MunipalliVP for Student Congress: Srithan NalluriTreasurer: Anirudh RaoLincoln-Douglas Debate Captains: Neha Krishna & Keerthi MaddipatlaPublic Forum Debate Captains: Marina Ashurkoff, Srikar Bangaru & Abhinav GoelStudent Congress Captain: Arnav GuptaOverview of the Debate TeamRegistration Instructions and Materials (including season practice calendar)Please read through all of the materials posted below and then, if you have decided that you would like to join the team, go ahead and complete the online registration form and pay nonrefundable team dues of $70 (through the school's Payment Portal).ALL former debaters are encouraged to re-register for the 2021-21 season. We are waiving the 10 point minimum for re-registration for this season only.Returning PF debaters need to also check the PF list of eligible varsity/JV debaters for 2021-22. If you are not eligible for PF Debate, you can still compete in either LD or Student Congress.Debate Registration Materials (please carefully read all materials before registering):Debate Team Registration Form:Use this Google form link to access the online registration form: https://forms.gle/T5HF9zY4arKgXeaQARemember that your dues (online credit card payments only please) and all online registration materials are due by September 22 @ 5 p.m.Click here to access the Online Payment Portal.Next Steps:Attend any of our in-person event clinics on the following dates to find out more about each event (New Debaters only)Student Congress: Monday, September 13 (4:15-5:15 p.m.) - Room 1407Student Congress Clinic Presentation: Student Congress ClinicLincoln-Douglas Debate: Tuesday, September 14 (4:15-5:15 p.m.) - Room 1209LD Debate Clinic Presentation: LD Clinic PresentationPublic Forum Debate: Wednesday, September 15 (4:15-5:15 p.m.) - Room 1404PF Debate Clinic Presentation: PF ClinicRegular in-person practices begin on Tuesday, September 21 from 4:15-5:15 p.m. (see the practice schedule posted above). You will need access our Schoology course site (only accessible to registered/paid team members) regular updates regarding events and important information.Remember that, after September 22, you must be a registered team member to receive the code to join our Schoology course page and other important team information.
Last Modified on September 13, 2021