DSDL 1 Jack Britt HS

2019 — Fayetteville, NC, NC/US

Dogwood Speech and Debate League Qualifier #1

Host: Jack Britt High School - 7403 Rockfish Road - Fayetteville, NC - 28306

Date: Saturday, October 12th, 2019


Registration: Day of registration will run between 8:00 am and 8:30 am. Last minute changes should be texted to (205) 746-1907 if they are known prior to arrival.


Events Offered:

    • Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate
    • Lincoln Douglas Debate
    • Novice Public Forum Debate
    • Public Forum Debate
    • Student Congress
    • Novice Student Congress
    • Declamation
    • Dramatic Performance
    • Duo Interpretation
    • Extemporaneous Speaking
    • Impromptu Speaking
    • Informative Speaking
    • Oral Interpretation of Literature
    • Original Oratory
    • Programmed Oral Interpretation of Literature



Public Forum - Resolved: The European Union should join the Belt and Road Initiative.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate - Resolved: In the United States, colleges and universities ought not consider standardized tests in undergraduate admissions decisions.

Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate - Resolved Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified. 


Student Congress: Student Congress legislation should remember the following information in regards to submission:

  • Congressional debate entries must be submitted no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, October 4th, 2019.
  • A school that enters competitors in the Congress division is is allowed to submit at least one piece of appropriately formatted legislation.
  • Legislation must be submitted to via Tabroom no later than 5:00pm Wednesday, October 4th, 2019.
  • Legislation will be posted no later than Monday, October 7th, 2019.
  • In order to expedite the release of the legislation packet, the League has adopted templates. They can be found on the website and on Tabroom.


Extemp Topics:

  • 2020 Elections
  • The European Union & Brexit
  • Domestic Social Issues
  • South America
  • International Economy
Impromptu Topics:
  • Abstract Words
  • Hamilton the Musical Quotes
  • Proverbs
  • Funny Presidential Quotes
  • US Current Events (Week of 9/29 to 10/5)

Oral Interpretation of Literature: 

    • Round 1 - Poetry
    • Round 2 - Prose
    • Round 3 - Poetry
    • Round 4 - Prose
    • Finals - Poetry


We hope to see you there!


Michelle Boswell, Director    

Ashley Doane & Deb Henderson, Tournament Hosts