的 国家演讲 & 辩论协会
(NSDA) was founded in 1925. NSDA offers a system of incentives for students to participate in debate and forensics. Students may earn points in accordance with their success at tournaments. After a student earns over 25 points, they become eligible for lifetime membership in NSDA. 的 points are cumulative for the students’ career. Only NSDA members are allowed to compete in NSDA District tournaments (which qualify for the NSDA 国家演讲 & 辩论比赛). Prominent NSDA alumni include Chadwick Boseman, 扎克·埃夫隆, 约旦Peele, 布拉德•皮特, Pinterest Founder Ben Silberman, President Lyndon Johnson, Josh迦得, 斯蒂芬·科尔伯特, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Academy Award winner Don Ameche, Emmy Award winner Daniel J. Travanti, actress Shelly Long, television host Oprah Winfrey, news anchor Jane Pauley, Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer, 伊丽莎白·沃伦, and thousands of other leaders in politics, 业务, 教育, 法律, 公共服务. Since its founding in 1925, NSDA has enrolled over 1.2 million members in all fifty states, U.S. possessions and several foreign countries. Currently over 140,000 high school students and over 3,000 high school teachers are active members.