Extemporaneous Speaking Topics
Extemporaneous speaking topics are provided by the National Federation of State High School Associations. Topics will be sent to MHSA coaches at the beginning of each month from September through January. They will not be posted on the MHSA website at the request of the NFHS. To register to receive mailings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your current email address(es).
Legislative Debate Topics
Lincoln Douglas Debate Topics
Policy Debate Topic
The 2019-2020 policy debate topic is:
The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States.
Public Forum Debate Topics
The NSDA has changed its topic releases in Public Forum Debate (all other debate styles are unchanged). After consultation with the MFEA debate committee, the following change has been decided for the 2019-2020 MHSA Speech and Debate season. Public Forum will debate the Sept./Oct. topic until Nov. 24, The Nov./Dec. topic from Nov. 25-Dec. 31, the Jan. topic all of Jan., and the Feb. topic after Feb 2. For clarification or questions, contact debate committee chairperson Adam Thane at email@example.com.
Impromptu Topics and SPOI Prompts
Reminder! Tournament hosts should send used Impromptu topics to:
Sean O'Donnell, Flathead High School, 644 4th Ave. West, Kalispell, MT 59901; fax: 406.751.3605; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send SPOI prompts to:
Julie Frank, Manhattan High School, P.O. Box 425, Manhattan, MT 59741; fax: 406.284.3104; or email: email@example.com