Learn to Debate


The WHSFA has adopted the easy-to-learn, half hour Public Forum format. Debate meets all Common Core State Standards in English language arts. It’s easy to hold a “scrimmage” debate between two schools, to give your students an opportunity to engage their skills with peers.

Public Forum Structure Video

Showcase/Overview of Public Forum Debate

Courtesy of the National Speech & Debate Association

Demonstration Debate – October 2017

WHSFA Final Round – December 2015

South Dakota Final Round, 2014

Judging Instructions