IHSA Administrator

Susie Knoblauch


IHSA State Series Programs
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State Tournament

State Finals: March 15-16, 2019

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2018-19 Topic Synopsis

IHSA Debate Updates


IHSA Debate registration will be done through Joy of Tournaments at www.joyoftournaments.com . Entries are due February 28, 2018. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lainee McGraw, IHSA State Final Manager, at emcgraw@d230.org

Policy Debate Topic
Problem area: Education Reform Resolution:
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.

Debate Season

Illinois offers intense debate competition in the following types of debate: Policy, Congress, Lincoln-Douglas, and Public Forum Debate. Use the links to the side of this webpage to find specific information about Illinois Debate Tournaments. If you have any questions about starting a new team or about tournaments themselves, please contact Lainee McGraw, IHSA Debate State Final Manager, Carl Sandburg High School, at emcgraw@d230.org.


2019 IHSA Legislation for Student Congress

  • Congress Memo
  • Preliminary Legislation Assignments
  • Elimination Legislation Assignments
  • Resolution Template
  • Bill Template
  • Congressional Legislation Packet