DSDL 2 Cumberland Polytechnic HS

2019 — Fayetteville, NC/US

Dogwood Speech and Debate League Qualifier #2

Host: Cumberland Polytechnic High School - 2201 Hull Road - Fayetteville, NC - 28303

Date: Saturday, October 26th, 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
  • Declamation
  • Dramatic Performance
  • Duo Interpretation
  • Novice 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 16th, 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 16th, 2019.
  • Legislation will be posted no later than Monday, October 12st, 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:

  • China
  • Domestic Economy
  • Environment
  • Middle East
  • The 116th Congress
Impromptu Topics:
  • Current Events According to E! News
  • Abstract Words
  • Historical Figures
  • Sitcom Quotes
  • Children's Book Quotes


Oral Interpretation of Literature: 

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


We hope to see you there!


Michelle Boswell, Director    

Evelyn Stackley & Michelle Boswell, Tournament Hosts