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 Speech &
Debate Association
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 December 15-16 Jersey Village HS .  Click on tournament name for details.

Current Topics

2017 September/October LD Topic
Resolved: In the United States, national service ought to be compulsory.

2017 September/October Public Forum Debate Topic
Resolved: Deployment of anti-missile systems is in South Korea’s best interest.

2017-2018 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