Seward Debate Team

After school programming through Community Education, such as Debate, is placed on-hold during Distance Learning. Check back later for more details.



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 p.m. through Community Education programming.

Click here to find out more about Urban Debate League!


Provided at every tournament:

·      Transportation (to the tournament and back to Seward)

·     Snack

·     Dinner