Packer Middle School Classic

2024 — Brooklyn, NY/US

Welcome to the Packer Middle School Classic hosted in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, May 11, 2024 by the Packer Collegiate Institute. This tournament will be offering the following speech and debate events for middle school students in grades 5-8: Congressional Debate and Extemporaneous Speaking.

Entry Requirements

All entries will cost $10.00 per competitor; there is no school fee. We require 1 judge for every 6 entries; we allow high school juniors and seniors to judge. Registration is due by Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 5:00pm EDT; drops will be due by Friday, May 10, 2024 at 5:00pm EDT. We do not allow double entries.


Please see the tournament schedule below:

>Registration: 8:30AM - 9:00AM

>Judges' Meeting: 9:00AM

>Round 1: 9:30AM

>Round 2: 11:30AM

>Lunch: 1:30PM (Packer Collegiate will be providing a free pizza lunch for all competitors and judges)

>Round 3: 2:00PM

>Awards: 4:00PM

Congressional Debate Legislation and Extemporaneous Speaking Topics

Congress Legislation is posted with the following order:

>Round 1: A Bill to Increase the Federal Minimum Wage

>Round 2: A Resolution to Call for the Recognition of Somaliland

>Round 3: A Bill to Make All Public Universities Free

Extemporaneous Speaking topic areas are below:

>Round 1: Latin America

>Round 2: New York Issues

>Round 3: Environmental Policy