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BCPS Debate Teams Earn National Top Rankings by NSDA

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Congratulations to Nova High School and Coral Springs High School, on recent accolades from the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA). 

During the Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament, held October 31-November 2, 2014 at the University of Florida, Nova High School’s Debate Team won the Rhoda Radow Cup, named after the founder of Nova's Debate Team. The Rhoda Radow Cup is awarded to the team with the most success in team debate, original oration and extemporaneous speaking. Nova also received the overall Sweepstakes award during the tournament. More than 3,000 students from around the country competed.

Nova is the recipient of the overall Sweepstakes Award at the New York City Invitational, which took place October 17-19, 2014. With more than 1,300 students competing in the national speech and debate competition.
In the NSDA, each time a student competes, points are earned leading to degrees in the League. Nova High School's Debate Team is currently ranked in first place, out of the top 10 teams in the nation.

Coral Springs High School’s Debate Team also received recognition, based on points earned. The team is currently ranked in the top five percent of schools nationwide, and has also earned membership in the NSDA’s presitigious 200 Club.

Both of these milestones are remarkable demonstrations of the outstanding commitment to teaching students essesnital life skills – including communication, research, listenign, writing and organization.

About the National Speech & Debate Association
The NSDA is the largest interscholastic speech and debate organization serving middle school, high school, and collegiate students in the United States. For nearly 90 years, the National Speech & Debate Association has empowered more than 1.4 million members to become engaged citizens, skilled professionals, and honorable leaders in our society. For more information, visit www.speechanddebate.org.
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