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Welcome to Debate & Forensics at Bishop Ward!

The Bishop Ward Debate & Forensics program is a chartered member of the National Forensics League. Charter membership is the highest school membership honor in the League, and reflects sustained commitment to speech and debate education over several years. Achieving this honor is not easy and earns the program a place among the best programs in the nation. Read more about chartered membership and student achievements in the links below.

Devon Whitton

2015 – 16 Debate Season Calendar




Sept. 19

Blue Valley SW

JV, Open

Sept. 26

Blue Valley High

Novice Quint

Oct. 3

Blue Valley West

Open, Novice

Oct. 16-17

Blue Valley North

Open, Novice

Oct. 24

Olathe East

Open, Novice

Nov. 6-7

Blue Valley High

Open, Novice

Nov. 14

Shawnee Mission West

Open, JV

Nov. 20-21

St. Thomas Aquinas

Open, Novice

Dec. 4-5

CFL Districts @ BVSW

National Qualifier (Three Teams)

Dec. 5

Blue Valley NW

Open, Novice

Dec. 11-12

NSDA Districts @ BVN

National Qualifier (Four Teams)

Dec. 12

Novice Districts @ BVN


Jan. 8-9

Sunflower Novice State - WaRu


May 27-30

CFL Nationals in Sacramento, CA


June 12-19

NSDA Nationals in Salt Lake City, UT