2023 — Lexington, MA/US
Welcome to Little Lex 2023!
Little Lex will again be IN PERSON this year on Saturday November 18, 2023 at Lexington High School.
Our intention is to offer the following divisions and events:
Novice PF -- Modest Novice Topic -- Resolved: The United States should institute term limits on its Supreme Court Justices.
Novice PF -- Regular Topic -- Resolved: The United States federal government should forgive all federal student loan debt.
Varsity PF -- Resolved: The United States federal government should forgive all federal student loan debt.
Novice LD -- Modest Novice Topic -- Resolved: Inaction in the face of injustice makes individuals morally culpable.
Novice LD -- Regular Topic -- Resolved: The United States ought to prohibit the extraction of fossil fuels from federal public lands and waters.
Varsity LD -- Resolved: The United States ought to prohibit the extraction of fossil fuels from federal public lands and waters.
Policy -- Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase fiscal redistribution in the United States by adopting a federal jobs guarantee, expanding Social Security, and/or providing a basic income.
Some Notes on Policy:
Novice Policy (Using the NDCA Novice Packet ONLY)
JV Policy (No Argument Limits -- the proper place for second year competitors, students with previous years of middle school experience or novices who don't want to use the Packet. The JV division is for students with under 50 rounds in their career).
Our fees for Little Lex are $40 per team in PF and Policy and $20 per entry in LD. We will be selling lunch items at reasonable prices (cash only, please!) and students are welcome to bring their own lunches as well, but please don't plan on ordering food from outside -- the schedule is too tight to permit that.
We do not anticipate having any Varsity judges for hire. Please plan on bringing all of your own Varsity judges. For JV, seniors with at least 200 NSDA points can judge. For novice, juniors and seniors with at least 200 NSDA points can judge. We will have limited hired judging available for JV and novice if you do not have enough of your own, but we definitely welcome your student judges if they meet the official criteria! You need one judge for every two entries, or fraction thereof, because we are single-flighting all events.
Our parents will be providing hospitality to our adult coaches and judges and we will provide "Free Lunch" -- no cost meal tickets -- to student judges (they will NOT have access to the food in the Judges/Coaches Lounge).
Our schedule is posted in a tab to the right. We plan to single flight all events, with LD and PF having five rounds and Policy having four. If we cannot single flight for space reasons, we will double flight, and will move to four rounds in some events. If this is the case, we will let you know well in advance. Our guests should be on the road home not later than 6:30, and probably sooner!
Please make checks payable to "Town of Lexington -- Debate." We'd prefer you bring your check (or cash) with you - unfortunately we have no way to accept electronic payments, and there’s no need for you to mail checks. If you still owe us money from past Lexington tournaments, you will need to settle that debt first before we admit your school to Little Lex.
Thanks! Kaz, Janet and the Lexington Debate Family