MANHATTAN DEBATE LEAGUE GOES TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!

Congratulations to Manhattan Debate League’s Health Professions High School and Coach Jeff Zhang of Columbia University which this weekend has qualified to the National Speech & Debate Association’s National Championship Tournament – the largest academic competition in the world!  

ABOUT THE NATIONAL SPEECH AND DEBATE ASSOCIATION’S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TOURNAMENT

The National Speech & Debate Tournament is the largest academic competition in the world! To attend the National Tournament, students must place among the top competitors at one of 110 district tournaments across the country. Qualifiers will compete for college scholarships in one of 11 main events—Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Congressional Debate-House, Congressional Debate-Senate, Original Oratory, United States Extemporaneous Speaking, International Extemporaneous Speaking, Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, and Duo Interpretation—as well as seven consolation and supplemental events.

The National Debate & Speech Tournament has been held across the country since 1931. Today, more than 3,300 high school students compete in a week-long competition to determine the most prestigious title in high school academics: National Champion. Below is a list of of every individual and team who has earned this prestigious honor.

National Champions By Competition Event

High School National Speech & Debate Tournament Results

Middle School National Speech & Debate Tournament Results

To view results from an earlier year, please view our Rostrum archive.  National Tournament results are published in the September edition.