The Jeffersonian Spring Fling at Johnson High

2019 — Gainesville, GA/US

You are cordially invited to attend “The Jeffersonian Spring Fling at Johnson High” on April 13, 2019 (which happens to be TJ’s 276th Birthday).  Designed to  be a fun, quick way to keep in practice ahead of "Cat Nats" and Nationals and to earn points before the year is out, the tournament will run on a limited basis in the following areas:

Divisions we hope to include (based upon numbers, of course): All IEs, Congressional Debate, LD, PF, BQD, and WSD.

Tentative Schedule --

Tentative Schedule --

Round I                                                                8:30 – 10AM

Session I of Open Chamber Congressional Debate     8:30 – 11:30AM

Rd I WSD                                                             10:15 – 11:15AM

Round II                                                               10 – 11:30AM

Lunch  ("on your own")                                          11:30 – 1PM

Round III                                                              1 – 2:30PM

Rd II WSD                                                            1 – 2:00PM

Session II of Open Chamber Congressional Debate    1:30 – 4:30PM

Rd III WSD                                                           2:30 – 3:30PM

Round IV                                                              2:30 – 4PM


Nice space for a three cornered hat contest or the like (just something fun to fill time – maybe the tricorn hat as a variation on an egg in spoon race -- haha) hereJ


Awards                                                                        4:45PM

Awards will be certificate only, and fees per entry $5 each ($10 for PF/WSD teams or duo IE entries). 

There will be a limited number of IE judges for hire, and likely VERY limited number of debate judges, so folks will need to bring their own judges, for the most part.


LD: Resolved: The illegal use of drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal justice.

PF: Resolved: The United Nations should grant India permanent membership on the Security Council.

BQD: Resolved: Humans are primarily driven by self-interest.

WSD: Please see topic list posted as additional file.

Congress packet is also posted as an additional file.

IMPROMPTU Topic hints: 

Rd. 1 - Thomas Jefferson on Government

Rd. 2 - Thomas Jefferson on Books and Reading

Rd. 3 - Thomas Jefferson on Life

Rd. 4 - Quotations about Thomas Jefferson