The 2013-2014 debate resolution is:
Resolved: That the United States Federal Government should substantially increase its economic engagement toward Cuba, Mexico, or Venezuela
If a team is affirmative, they must come up with a plan of action in favor of the resolution. If a team is negative, they are in support of the status quo=present system (no change).
Students and parents will be given a list of tournaments by the end of August, so planning can be arranged. Please look for the schedule and any tournament information on this webpage. All students (teams) are required to attend THREE tournaments on Saturday. They begin at 8:00am and generally end by 5:30pm. Students/parents should NOT make any plans until at least after 7:00pm on Saturdays during a tournament. Debate tournaments are the bulk of a student's grade in the class counting as a 60% weight.
On September 10 the AHS Debate Squad will be attending the mock debates at the Kansas State Fair. The gate admission is $3.00, and the students will need lunch money of at least $10.00. It is not required they attend; however, an assignment will be attached to this day. If they do not attend, an alternative assignment will be given. The gate money needs to be turned into Mr. Laner no later than August 30.