Proposed Rezes + Senior Celebrations

Congrats, Apollos seniors! (Evan, Sophia, and Grayson not pictured.)

The resolution options for next year have been released! Both the resolutions and the white papers explaining each topic are available on your NCFCA dashboard. Voting closes on May 1. To prepare to cast an informed vote, I'd encourage each of you to read the voting guides on your NCFCA dashboard, as well as attend the live NCFCA webinars discussing the resolutions this week. Policy's discussion is today, Monday, April 20 at 6:30 PM CST (register here), and Value's is Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 PM CST (register here).

In addition, our club will be hosting a Resolution Chat this Thursday, April 23, from 1-2 PM CST to share our perspectives on the proposed resolutions. Please join us! A Zoom link will be sent out in the next few days.

Policy Debate Resolution Options: Resolved: The European Union should substantially reform its immigration policy. Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase its development assistance to one or more of the following: Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala. Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase humanitarian assistance to one or more countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Value Debate Resolution Options: Resolved: In democratic elections, the public's right to know ought to be valued above a candidate's right to privacy. Resolved: The principles of direct democracy ought to be valued above the principles of representative democracy. Resolved: Immigration is a human right.

Senior Celebrations

Region XI Notes:

To encourage our seniors and let them know how much we appreciate them, our region is collecting notes (a funny story, a notable memory, how the student has impacted you) for each senior from around the region! See the email from Cyndi Wilson last week for details. If you have notes for seniors in our club, send them to Anita Bruck at

Region XI Senior Booklet:

If you're a graduating senior and haven't filled this form out yet, fill it out and send to Susan Raabe by April 30.

Region XI Virtual Social: Our region will be holding a Virtual Social on Thursday, April 30, at 7 PM CST to culminate the season and honor both our seniors and those who would have been competing at the Regional Championship. This is for ALL families, so please join us! The Social will be held over Google Meet. Please watch your inbox for an invitation from Regional leadership.

Opportunity for Senior Devotionals:

Lasting Impact, a speech and debate blog I follow, has offered a pretty cool opportunity for seniors across the nation- write a devotional about what God has taught you through speech and debate, and your devo may be included in their next devotional booklet! You can submit a devotional through the end of this month. Find out more details here.

See you on Thursday!

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