A fundraiser to support

Nevada Union Debate Team


Civil Discourse on Current Issues



April 26, 2017




213 Colfax
Avenue, Grass Valley


The award-winning 

Nevada Union High School Debate Team

Tasty appetizers & desserts

No host bar

Silent  Auction

TICKETS: $20 – Purchase using the paypal donate link in the sidebar

Leave your name, email, and number of tickets in the ‘special instructions for seller field’

Your tickets will be held for you at the door

Topic: Should the Centennial Dam be built?

Topic:  Should the federal
government withdraw funding from “sanctuary cities”?

Is China a threat?


Student advocates present arguments for and against


Audience cross






Also Featuring:

Video examples of high school policy debate



Tickets $20

Available  via our
website’s PayPal button or at the door starting at 6:00pm

Seating is limited!


Here are easy ways we can raise funds for the NU Debate team as we shop!


Amazon Smile Program: All eligible purchases receive 0.5% of the purchase price!

Please pass along the above Amazon link to family, friends, and post on social media!

eScrip: You can sign up or add our team at  Look for NU Debate Boosters Club. You can link your eScrip card to various grocery stores include Save Mart.

Raley’s Something Extra: Go to if you shop at Raley’s.


Thanks for supporting the NU Debate Team!


Please join the Nevada Union High School Debate Team for our 5th annual fundraiser, Miner Disputes, serious topics with spirited students who reassure us that the future is in good hands.

THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016   7PM-9PM



Tickets $20.00

To purchase tickets in advance, or to make a direct donation, please use the PayPal donate button and note “miner disputes”, or, “donation”, in the instructions to seller

Should The Government Be Allowed To Access iPhones?

Should The Government Ban Outdoor Cultivation of Marijuana?

Audience Choice – Spontaneous Debates 

Student advocates will debate these two topics, and take audience suggestions for short, spontaneous debates. Enjoy delicious appetizers and beverages, bid on fabulous silent auction items, and see our students in an actual tournament debate.

Why do we need your support?

Debate offers NU students the opportunity to immerse themselves in rigorous academics, college-level research, public speaking, and incisive analytical skills.  Debate offers a path to academic success, but, Nevada Union High School does not have the funds to sustain the financial requirements of this program.  Nevada Union Debate Boosters club raises funds to meet those requirements!

If you can’t make it to Miner Disputes, perhaps you will consider donating to our Booster Club to help cover the costs of attending tournaments. 

The 2015-16 NU Debate T-shirt is here! Really!

Debate T shirt

Organic Cotton in Navy.

What, you want one?

You wonder where you can get this fabulousness?

Send a check for $20, made out to NU Debate Boosters to PO Box 196, Grass Valley, CA, 95945 and write your t-shirt size in the memo line. Or, give a check to Teddy or Joe at school. Or, use the PayPal donation button on our website (see the comments below) and use the “instructions to the seller” to give us your t-shirt size and a contact phone number. Make sure your phone number is on your check as well. We’ll call you to arrange pick-up of your shirt.


Our annual yard sale is this coming Saturday, October 3rd, from 8am to 1pm at the District parking lot on Ridge Road (NU campus). Collection of donated items is Friday, October 2nd from 5pm to 7pm at the parking lot.

This sale has the potential to raise a lot of money for the team, please bring those items you’ve been wanting to get rid of for some time and let it benefit the debate team! 

We welcome donations of furniture, clothing, housewares, tools, sports equipment, functioning electronics, books, DVDs and CDs and vinyl, art, craft materials, jewelry and more. You can contact Judith at if you need to deliver smaller items before Friday.

Parent Judges are a key component of our debate team. If you are a chaperone, you are likely to also be a judge for novice debates as the team is required to provide a certain amount of judges at each tournament. Don’t Fret! You’ll only be judging novices and we’ll teach you how to do it!

Join other parents from the NU and McClatchy teams to learn the basics of policy debate and the role of the judge. This is a fantastic opportunity to educate yourself about the world of debate that your student is steeped in.

Saturday,  September 12th  9:30 – 3:30

Room J106 at Nevada Union High School

$5 donation for lunch requested

Please rsvp to coach Judith Hill-Weld at

 All Debate Meeting:

Getting Ready for Next Year!

Wednesday, May 13

6pm-7pm & 7pm-8pm


6:00 to 7:00 is for new debaters and new debater parents.  Meet the coaches and find out what next year holds for the debate team; learn about the structure of the team, tournaments, team meetings, and how parents can help through our Debate Booster Club.  We encourage all new debaters and their parents to stay for the 2nd half of the meeting to meet our continuing debaters and their parents.

7:00 to 8:00 for returning debaters and returning debate parents. This part of the meeting is an official Booster Meeting and we will vote in new officers for the 2015-16 school year, take stock of our efforts for this year and report on our finances (hint: they are in good shape!)  Stephen Goldberg and Judith Hill-Weld will fill us in on what next year holds for the debate team and we’ll talk about what fundraising efforts the boosters have on the calendar for next year.  And we’ll fill you in on the end of the year debate party at the Fenners!