Bellaire Debate
Ranked number 1 in the nation out of
2,700 high schools by the National
Forensic League.
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Bellaire Debate

NSDA School of Excellence in Debate
2006, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015
Member of the
National Forensic
League since 1955.
Welcome to Bellaire Debate
This web site is designed to tell you everything you need to know about the debate team at Bellaire
High School.  We hope to include the answers to many questions you may come up with during
the year.  If there are issues not addressed on this web site please feel free to contact Jay Stubbs

Future tournaments October 21-22  Lamar Consolidated HS  Click on tournament name for

Current Topics
2016-2017 CX Debate Topic
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic and/or
diplomatic engagement with the People’s Republic of China.

2016 September/October LD Topic
Resolved: Countries ought to prohibit the production of nuclear power.

2016 September/October Public Forum Debate Topic
Resolved: In United States public K-12 schools, the probable cause standard ought to apply to
searches of students.

2016-2017 Bellaire Debate Tournament Travel Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions by Parents of New Debaters

Philosophy of Bellaire Debate

Professional Memberships

How to Sign Up for a Tournament

Squad Policies This includes issues such as dress code for tournament participation, ballot
evaluation; approved coaches; tournament transportation issues; tournament participation; internet
chat; how to handle conflicts and overnight tournaments.

Financial Information