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FHS Students Qualify for National Forensic League Tournament

Posted by Alan on March 29, 2011 9:31 AM | Filed in News |

Debate2.pngMore than 200 students were at Neosho High School, Neosho, Missouri on March 18-19 to participate in the Carver-Truman National Forensic League district tournament. The tournament, one of 107 National Forensic League (NFL) district tournaments held throughout the country this spring, was the last step to secure a place at the prestigious 2011 LFG/NFL National Speech & Debate Tournament in Dallas, Texas, June 13-18.

National qualifiers from the Carver-Truman district include the following:
Madeleine Hogue and Taylor Shelton of Fayetteville High School in Cross Examination Policy Debate. Click here to see a larger photo of Madeleine and Taylor.

About the NFL
The National Forensic League (NFL) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit honor society that exists to promote high school and middle school speech and debate activities as a means to develop a student's essential life skills and values. More than 112,000 students, representing more than 3,000 middle and high schools, are currently building their communication, cognition, language, and leadership skills as members. Since 1925, more than 1.3 million students have found their voice in the NFL. For more information, please visit www.NFLonline.org.

About the LFG/NFL National Speech and Debate Tournament
The NFL National Tournament is the largest academic competition in the world with more than 3,200 qualifying competitors pulled from a national field of 110,000 participating students. Nearly 1,000 high schools will participate in this year's competition. More than $200,000 in college scholarships will be awarded to top performers at the event. For more information, please visit www.NFLnationals.org.