IHSA Administrator

Susie Knoblauch


IHSA State Series Programs
are available from


State Tournament

State Finals: March 15-16, 2019

Site: Illinois State University
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Lodging: Area Information | Hotel Information
Apparel & Souvenirs: Minerva


Public Forum Debate Training Workshop Sept. 15, 2018

2019-20 Topic Synopsis

2019-20 Topic Ballot

2019-20 Final Topic Ballot

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