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We are asking that people register so that we can estimate the number of attendees and so that we can communicate with people as we get closer to the event.
Debate coaches: if you are registering a team, please provide an estimate of the number of students that are planning on attending.
Anne Haley Brown
Managing Assistant Attorney, City of Los Angeles; JD, Stanford Law School; Niece of Roots author, Alex Haley
Douglas E. Mirell
Vice President, ACLU of Southern California
About the Harvard-Westlake Debate Tournament
For three years, Harvard-Westlake has hosted largest and most prestigious high school-run tournament in California. It is, in fact, considered one of the most prestigious in country. The tournament is one of only eight tournaments are designated as an Octa-finalist qualifier to the Tournament of Champions (meaning placing in the top 16 earns you a leg to the TOC). Last year, our tournament also became an official “prep tournament” for Team USA - which represents the United States at the World Schools Debating Championships.
About Team USA
Team USA is the officially sanctioned team according to the World Schools Debate Championships governing body and is managed by the National Speech and Debate Association. The USA Debate team represents the diversity of our nation. The National Speech & Debate Association wants to ensure all students have full access to the opportunities available as they compete for USA Debate, without being limited by individual economic circumstances.
About the National Speech and Debate Association
The National Speech & Debate Association believes communication skills are essential for empowering youth to become engaged citizens, skilled professionals, and honorable leaders in our global society. We connect, support, and inspire a diverse community of honor society members committed to fostering excellence in young people through competitive speech and debate activities.