Rock 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) Krishnan
    VP for LD Debate: Sofia DiFulvio
    VP for PF Debate: Dheemanth Munipalli
    VP for Student Congress: Srithan Nalluri
    Treasurer: Anirudh Rao
    Lincoln-Douglas Debate Captains: Neha Krishna & Keerthi Maddipatla
    Public Forum Debate Captains: Marina Ashurkoff, Srikar Bangaru & Abhinav Goel
    Student Congress Captain: Arnav Gupta
    Overview of the Debate Team
    Registration 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/T5HF9zY4arKgXeaQA
    Remember 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 1407
    Student Congress Clinic Presentation: Student Congress Clinic
    Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Tuesday, September 14 (4:15-5:15 p.m.) - Room 1209
    LD Debate Clinic Presentation: LD Clinic Presentation
    Public Forum Debate: Wednesday, September 15 (4:15-5:15 p.m.) - Room 1404
    PF Debate Clinic Presentation: PF Clinic
    Regular 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