Seward Debate Team


Welcome to the Seward Debate Team site! Please find the calendar below and contact me with any questions. Students can access materials and more information in the debate folder HERE

The Minnesota Urban Debate League serves young people in Minneapolis and St. Paul through academic competitive debate.  Each year the National Forensic League chooses a policy topic that debaters affirm (propose a policy to solve a problem) as well as negate (show why that policy won’t solve the problem, will make things worse, or will cause other problems if enacted).

  Students must research, analyze, and defend different policy options, and in the process increase their critical thinking, reading comprehension and public speaking skills.  Students compete against other schools throughout the region at weekend debate tournaments held during the school year.

The Seward Debate Team meets after school on Wednesdays from 2:00 - 4:15 pm in The Media Center (through the end of March). 

Click here to find out more about Urban Debate League!

Provided at every tournament:

·      Transportation (to the tournament and back to Seward)

·     Snack

·     Dinner

Email Kaisa with more questions: