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ESU Middle School Debate

Garden State Debate League

Welcome to the
Garden State Debate League! 

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR 2022-2023

2022-2023 School Year

tournament Dates & Location:  
  • Saturday, December 3 - Saddle River Day School
  • Saturday, February 4 - Cedar Hill Prep School
  • Saturday, March 25 - William Annin Middle School
  • Saturday, April 29 - The Hun School
 The topics for the February 4th tournament are:  
  • Ban single-use plastic water bottles.
  • The internet should be a public utility in the United States.
  • Facial recognition technology does more good than harm.
  • Eating meat is unethical.


PAST TOPICS:
december 3 TOURNAMENT:
  1. Homework does more harm than good 
  2. Tik Tok is a bad influence 
  3. Raise the minimum wage in NJ
FEBRUARY 8, 2020 debate:
  1. All U.S. Presidential primaries should be held on the same day.
  2. Disney movies do more harm than good.
  3. Major League Baseball's plan to cut minor league teams is justified. 
  4. Ban single-use plastic bags.
CLICK TO VIEW THE TOPICS ARCHIVE

JUDGE Training:

TBA

For more information or to register, contact debate@esuus.org.


Participating Schools:
  • Saddle River Day School
  • Bridgeton Middle School (Bridgeton)
  • Cedar Hill Prep School (Somerset) 
  • The Hun School (Princeton)
  • Our Lady of Sorrows (Hamilton)
  • Stone Bridge Middle School (Allentown)
  • The Wilberforce School (Princeton)
  • William Annin Middle School (Basking Ridge)
  • Roosevelt Intermediate School (Somerset)