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Participation in Debate at Sioux Falls Christian is open to all high school students, regardless of grade or experience. Students that are new to debate, whether freshmen or seniors, will start off competing against other students of similar experience.

2020-2021 Season


Novice After School Competitions (Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17)
Varsity Competitions (Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21)


Class A Challenge at SFC (December 8)


January 9 (CFC), January 16 (Lincoln Silver Bowl), January 29-30 (Yankton)


February 6 (CFC-Brandon), February 13 (Rushmore Challenge), Feb 26-27 (National Qualifier)

State Debate Tournament

March 5-6, 2021, Aberdeen, SD

Students that are new to debate competition are considered “novices.” Novice-only debates occur after school on Tuesdays in November at high schools in Sioux Falls. Other debate tournaments for Varsity and Novice level students that SFC has competed at in the past typically occur on Saturdays and have been located in Yankton, Brookings, Mitchell, Harrisburg, Brandon, and Washington High Schools.

Participation in debate is open to all high school students, even if participating in other activities. The nature of debate preparation allows for flexibility.

SFC Debate History

Debate was introduced as an extracurricular activity at SFC in the fall of 2009. In its first season at the State Tournament, two freshmen teams advanced to the quarter-final round, with one of those teams advancing to the semi-final round.

Subsequent years have resulted in State Champions (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020), Runner-up (2018), Semi-finalists (2013, 2014, 2017 & 2018) and Quarter-finalists (2019).