Over two hundred and fifty students and their families took over Buena Park Junior High for the Orange County Debate League Championship Tournament this past Saturday, May 5th. Despite the hot weather, debaters stayed on their toes while awaiting the topic and pairing announcements for each round. The 2017-2018 debate year concluded with four rounds of argumentation and refutation, along with a final public round against the two top placing teams.
Topics from past tournament:
MSPDP Regional Championship & OCDL Championship
- Reptiles should not be kept as pets.
- States should not be permitted to create campaign-free zones at polling places.
- *A nuclear attack on North Korea should be “off the table.”
- The Olympic Games should include E-sports.
- **Job hunters should not have to disclose their criminal history.
- **The US should adopt a universal guaranteed annual income.
* : OCDL Championship Public Final Round Topic
** : MSPDP Championship Topic (not included in OCDL Championship)
There are no upcoming events in the 2017-2018 season. Please check back during the summer for the 2018-2019 season schedule.
Debaters and coaches arrive at 7:45AM
Judges and volunteers arrive at 8:00AM