VHSL 1 2 3 West South Super Regional Debate Tournament
2021 — NSDA Campus, VA/US
Student Congress 123WS
Student Congress was added as a new debate event in 2003 in order to establish a real-world debate experience modeled after a state or national legislature, although the program is not an exact replica of the United States Congress or the Virginia House of Delegates or Virginia Senate. Student Congress was promoted as a somewhat less demanding debate format that would be an attractive introductory event for students, coaches, and judges and easier to administer than other debate events. The hope is that Student Congress will build participation in the debate, with the belief that once involved many students would go on to other debate events.