Our summer 2017 schedule is now available and registration is open!
1-Week Advanced Middle School Debate
The Advanced Middle School Debate session is designed for students who are currently active Speech & Debate competitors. Students in this program will work with instructors to enhance their knowledge of debate and work on advanced skills to improve their competitive success. Students will work to structure and argue a variety of different cases as well as learn how to research support for those cases. They will also participate in numerous practice debates where instructors will work with the students to pinpoint and address areas of weakness. Students have the opportunity to participate in activities and drills focusing on their presentation skills, strategic questioning, research, judge adaptation, flowing, and final speeches in the debate. This is an excellent opportunity for students to work in a small group with an experienced instructor to boost them to the next level as a debate competitor.
Note: we do not accept international students for any of our middle school sessions.
2017 1-Week Advanced Middle School Debate Staff Members Include:
Check back closer to the start of camp for details on our 2017 staff
We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed and as we have complete biographic information available. Staff listing may not be fully up to date or reflect all hires to date.
2016 1-Week Advanced Middle School Debate Staff Members Included:
Karina has been the Director of Middle School Forensics at The Harker School in San Jose, California for the past six years. Under Karina's leadership the team has been recognized by the National Speech and Debate Association as an Overall School of Excellence for the past five years. In addition, her students were the 2011 Lincoln Douglas National Champions, 2012 Congressional Debate National Champions, 2013 Public Forum National Champions, 2013 Congressional Debate National Champions, 2014 Policy Debate National Champions and 2014 Original Oratory National Champion. Karina is a Diamond Coach with the National Speech & Debate Association and her team was recognized by President Obama in 2015.