DSDL 4 Croatan HS

2020 — Newport, NC/US

Dogwood Speech and Debate League Qualifier #4

Host: Croatan HS - 3355 NC-24 - Newport, NC - 28570 

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020


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
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Novice Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Informative Speaking
  • Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • Original Oratory
  • Programmed Oral Interpretation of Literature



Public Forum - Resolved: The United States should replace means-tested welfare programs with a universal basic income.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate - Resolved: States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals. 


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, January 22nd, 2020.
  • 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, January 22nd, 2020.
  • Legislation will be posted no later than Monday, January 27th, 2020. 
  • 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:

  • Central America/The Caribbean
  • International Human Rights
  • Iran/Iraq
  • The Democratic Nomination
  • US Trade
Impromptu Topics:
  • Current Events According to Buzzfeed
  • Abstract Words
  • Southern Sayings
  • Valentines Cards
  • Proverbs


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    

Brittany Holloway & Josh Wade, Tournament Hosts