Chicago Debate League


Taft High School

Chicago, IL

What's Policy Debate?


YouTube video on Illinois Policy Debate page on high school debate


wiki article on policy debate


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We do more than debate!
Last year members of our team not only excelled in debate, but landed full rides to prestigious universities around the nation.

2010 LCC Conference Champions

Taft Eagles Debate Team

News and Notes as of 9/21/11
*** Meetings during the season are scheduled for every Monday and Tuesday in Room 207 from 2:45 to 4 p.m.  See the coaches if you cannot make a scheduled practice.***

Click here to see the 2011/12 Core Files and study up.


2011-2012 Schedule and Results


Fri. & Sat. 9/30-10/1   Tournament #1

Morgan Park H.S. (RCC/LCC)



* Times in schedule are approximate. Sometimes we will leave earlier, sometimes even later.

** This debate includes a scholarship prize.

*** Top two teams in this tourney go on to the UDL National Championships




Rachael Nicholas

Scott Plencner


contact the coaches

or see the coaches in Rm. 207 or Rm. 257


Google Group

A place to share files, thoughts, and other things the other teams cannot see.


Expected Teams

A list of teams we expect to compete at each tourney. 


Stats & Recognition

Highlight: We have a lot of interest in building a brand new Taft Debate Team.


2007-08 Wrap-up

2008-09 Wrap-up

2009-10 Wrap-up

2010-11 Wrap-up


Files & Activities:

Research Kit

(updated Core Files & Summaries, Tips)

Core Files

(download once to your computer... this is up for a limited time)


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