St. Edward Debate

The St. Edward Central Catholic High School Debate Team began in the fall of 2011. The inaugural year was quite successful with a rookie 8 member team.

We are looking to build the program and already have grown to a 14 member team.


Congratulations to Carly on a 3rd place finish and a 1st place Speaker Award in the Chicago Diocesan Qualifier to the NCFL National Tournament!!! Headed to Ft.Lauderdale in May!! Go Wave Debate! 01/08/2015

Introduction: Resolved: On balance, economic globalization benefits worldwide poverty reduction Bibliography Introduction The February Public Forum resolution centers debates on the question of whether or not economic globalization results in a net reduction in poverty. In this essay I discus...


Congratulations to Beth and Clare on a 6th place finish in Varsity Public Forum at the Libertyville HS Debate Tournament! Go Wave Debate!😀


Victor J. Andrew HS Debate Tourney is underway... Good luck, Carly and Austin!! Go Wave Debate!😀


Congrats to Green Wave debate (Anna, Alexi, Carly, David, and Augie) on a 6-6 finish today at the Nordic Debate tourney. Individual awards to David-10th place Speaker Award in Varsity Public Forum and Carly-1st place Speaker Award and 3rd place overall in LIncoln Douglas. #GotthaGoldenTurkey 😀


Good luck, Anna, Alexi, Carly, David, and Augie as they compete in the Homewood-Flossmoor HS Nordic Debate tournament!! Go Wave Debate!😀


Good luck to Michael and Andrew as they compete for the first time in the Fremd HS Debate tournament! Go Wave Debate! 😀

[10/17/14]   Good luck to Carly as she heads into the CCFL National Qualifier Saturday at Fenwick HS!


Debate team tradition lives on in new members...not always researching organ procurement and government subsidies...😀


Congratulations to Carly on a 5-7 finish at NFL Nationals...and for being the friendliest debater there! 😀


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This kind of says it all! Good luck, Carly, as you make St. Edward HS history! So proud of you! 😀


Good luck to Carly as she represents St. Edward and the Illini district in the 2014 NFL Nationals in Overland Park, KS June 15-20! #Nats14

We are busy getting ready for the National Tournament in Overland Park, KS. Send us your pictures as you prepare for #Nats14!

[05/24/14]   Good luck to Clare, Austin, Carly and Beth as they represent St Edward and Illinois in our first ever NCFL National tournament! Go Wave Debate!!

[05/10/14]   First ever St. Edward Debate Camp is a success! A huge thank you to the team! Next up... NCFL National tournament May 24-25,


Congratulations to the St. Edward Mock Trial team:defense attorney's Chris and Clare, defendant Christian, defense witnesses Eric and Elizabeth, and jurors Joe, Catherine, Jonny, Austin, Sean and DeMarco. Proud to say that justice has been served and our defendant was found not guilty on both charges!!


Another first for St. Edward Debate as Austin breaks into the octa-final round at IHSA State and finishes in the top 16 out of 50 teams. Overall, the team had a record of 18-12. Next up, CCFL Nationals in Chicago May 24-26.


Round 1 is underway! Go Wave!!


Green Wave Debate hits Springfield...learning a lot about Abraham Lincoln! ...and you can't touch mannequins!

[03/20/14]   Tomorrow St. Edward's Debate hits the road...IHSA State in Springfield. Good luck to Clare, Beth, Carly, and Austin!


Congrats to Carly, Austin and Chris on an 18-12 overall record at the ICTA State Debate Tournament at Belvidere North HS this weekend. Austin and Carly made it to quarter finals and Austin received a 2nd place speaker award. So proud! Next up IHSA State Tournament.

[03/14/14]   Good luck to Chris, Carly, and Austin as they compete in the ICTA State JV Tournament! Go Wave Debate!


Who qualified to compete at the National Forensic League National tournament in Kansas in June? This girl! 👍Congrats Carly!!

[03/08/14]   Good luck to Carly as she competes today in the NFL Illini District tournament for a bid to the National tournament! 03/03/2014

How To Find The Millennials Who Will Lead Your Company

Hmmmmmm... Many business leaders are frustrated in their attempts to find Millennials (born between 1980 and 2000) who seem to have the potential to lead the company in the years ahead. I’ve got a suggestion: search for those who competed in speech and debate competition in high school (or college) and [...]

[02/01/14]   Short break through February to get ready for the madness of March...National Forensic League District Tournament-3/8, ICDA Novice/JV State Tournament- 3/15, IHSA State Tournament in Springfield-3/20-3/22.


National Speech & Debate Association

***March/April 2014 LD Topic Announced***

The 2014 March/April Lincoln-Douglas topic is, Resolved: Placing political conditions on humanitarian aid to foreign countries is unjust.


National Speech & Debate Association

***March 2014 Public Forum Topic Announced***

Based on a nationwide vote, the March 2014 Public Forum topic is, Resolved: Single-gender classrooms would improve the quality of education in American public schools.

A total of 402 schools and 281 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 58% of the school vote and 50% percent of the student vote.


Getting ready for round 1 Sandburg HS tournament. Go Green Wave Debate!

[01/25/14]   Good luck to Mike and Nick today at the Sandburg HS tournament!


Green Wave Debate takes the CCFL by storm...2nd place TEAM trophy in LD, Austin-3rd(national qualifier), Carly-4th(national qualifier), Chris-10th(national qualifier alternate), and Beth/Clare-10th in PF(national qualifier alternates). Will be St. Edward's first ever national tournament appearance! #theseasonaftertheseason

[01/17/14]   Good luck to Clare, Beth, Augie, David, Chris, Austin, and Carly as they head into the CCFL Qualifying tournament tomorrow at Stagg HS!


National Speech & Debate Association

***February 2014 Public Forum Topic Announced***

Based on a nationwide vote, the February 2014 Public Forum topic is, Resolved: The Supreme Court rightly decided that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act violated the Constitution.

A total of 293 schools and 120 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 52% of the school vote and 53% percent of the student vote.


The New York Times

Another one...

A Federal District Court judge ruled on Monday that the “almost Orwellian” N.S.A. program that is systematically keeping records of all Americans’ phone calls most likely violates the Constitution:



I know we're done with this one, but it doesn't hurt to keep up with new developments...

BREAKING: A federal judge ruled that the NSA's controversial surveillance program that collects millions of Americans' telephone records may be unconstitutional:




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