The Debate Department does exactly what you think it does. Debate is responsible for coming up with thought-provoking, relevant, insightful resolutions that challenge accepted beliefs and promote critical thought. In addition to writing resolutions for the conventions, Debate also writes resolutions for regional one-days and regular old chapter meetings. One of the biggest challenges that the department faces is writing resolutions that divide the JSA demographic–avoiding one-sided debates. This department is passionate about figuring out what JSA is passionate about, and we frequently take surveys and suggestions to determine what the majority of JSA is interested in debating.
Director of Debate: Natasha Salmi
Deputy Director of Debate: Katie Pokotylo
Debate Agents: Rohan Cooppan-Boyd, Ali Janku, Connor Whitehill, Calder Hartigan, Kyra Thordsen