Debate is the mechanism upon which civic discourse is constructed, it is the root of our democracy and it is essential in developing critical analysis, decision making and communication skills in our future leaders.
The Nevada Union High School Debate program is dedicated to building a strong and successful debate community, providing classes, coaching and opportunities for competitive debate in local, state and national tournaments. Long the domain of private schools, NU debate, with coach Sam Haley-Hill, is determined to create a rural, public high school debate program that rivals the well-funded and highly supported private school debate teams.
NU Debate provides an academic and social outlet for students who might otherwise not engage in extracurricular high school activities. NU Debaters gain college level research skills, learn persuasive argument and effective public speaking and enhance their critical reading and thinking skills. NU Debate Alums have a proven track record of academic excellence with acceptance and scholarships at colleges and universities such as Stanford, Whitman, Brown, Deep Springs and many more.
Despite its overwhelming support, Nevada Union High School does not have the funds to sustain the financial requirements of this program. Nevada Union Debate Boosters Club is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501c3 dedicated to supporting our debate team with financial resources, professional skills, transportation requirements and overall enthusiasm.
Already known for its outstanding sports teams, NU Debate Boosters intends to elevate Nevada Union High School’s academic team to the same renown, and like any other team at NU this requires financial support. Parents of the debate team hold various fundraisers, as well as provide significant financial contributions, however, with the additional expense of providing for the salary of our coach as of the 2012-2013 school year, our needs are such that we cannot do this on our own.
Please look at our pages for Fundraising Events and Sponsorship to find out how you can help the NU Debate Team, or use the Paypal buttons to the left to make a one-time or recurring donation to the team.