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National Speech and Debate Association

  (Redirected from National Forensic League)

The National Speech and Debate Association is an American student debating society. It was established in 1925 as the National Forensic League; the name was changed in 2014.[1] It is one of four major national organizations that direct high school competitive speech and debate events in the United States, the others being the National Catholic Forensic League, the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association, and Stoa. The association provides competitive speech and debate activities, resources, training, scholarship opportunities, and advanced recognition[clarification needed] to students at middle school, high school and college level. Members are expected to abide by the Code of Honor adopted on September 23, 2007.[2]

National Speech & Debate Association
Nonprofit organization
HeadquartersWest Des Moines, IA
Key people
Donald Eugene Crabtree, President
Pam Cady Wycoff, Vice President
J. Scott Wunn, Executive Director
Headquarters in Ripon, Wisconsin


  1. ^ "National Forensic League Announces Plans to Change Name to National Speech and Debate Association, effective Fall 2014". 23 May 2013. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 1 Dec 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Our Code of Honor: Speech, Debate: National Forensic League.

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