• Public Forum
    Public Forum Debate is a 2 person team event that advocates or rejects a position posed by a resolution (taken from current events.) The focus of the debate is a clash of ideas in a persuasive manner that can be understood by a “lay” judge. Good debaters display logic and analysis and use evidence when needed. They should win their case and refute that of their opponents. They should communicate effectively, using the fundamentals of good speaking.
    November 2015
    Resolved: In response to the current crisis, a government should prioritize the humanitarian needs of refugees over its national interests. 
    December 2015
    Resolved: On balance, standardized testing is beneficial to K-12 education in the United States.
    Upcoming Practice Requirements
    11/11: Nearly-finalized cases and permission slips--mandatory if attending WACFL II
    11/14: WACFL II at Freedom High School
    11/18: Contentions
    11/25: Thanksgiving Break--no  school
    12/2: Case outlines--permission slips due
    12/9: Nearly-finalized cases--mandatory if attending WACFL III
    12/12: WACFL III at Lake Braddock High School