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NFHS CX Debate Topic Selection Meeting

For more than fifty years prior to 1977, the National University Continuing Education Association (NUCEA) hosted the national high school cross-examination topic selection process. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) became involved in the selection process in 1977. From 1977 to 1982 the selection process was sponsored jointly with the NUCEA and the NFHS. In 1983, the NUCEA ceased their involvement with the topic selection process and the NFHS assumed sole responsibility.

The NFHS hosts the annual meeting to determine the debate topic ballot choices in the first weekend in August. This meeting is held in various locations from year to year. For more information on the topic selection process, click here.   

August 1-3, 2014 

Best Western Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center
2111 B N LaCrosse Street
Rapid City, SD  57701

**Hotel Reservations must be received by Monday, June 30, 2014 

Topic Reports expected:  

Secondary Education
Income Inequality
Criminal Justice 
Native Americans
Civil Rights 


Note: For additional information/details regarding this meeting, please contact Angela Hays at the NFHS

Informational Documents Related to Topic Selection (in PDF format):

Criteria for Debate Topics
Guidelines for Report Author
International Topic Rationale
Past Debate Topic Resolutions 
Process for Selecting Topic 
Topic Selection Report Process
Potential Wording of Debate Topics 
Utilizing Definitions 

Rapid City Meeting Documents 

Marshall Subcommittee Purpose Doc 
State Ballot for TSM  
Online Forms  
 states with blanks ballot 
Rapid City Meeting Schedule 

 Rapid City Delegates List  




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