VII New Horizons Annual Forensics Debate Tournament

2022 — Santo Domingo, DO

VII New Horizons Annual National Forensics Tournament

We are very happy and very excited to welcome you, your school and your team to our VII New Horizons Annual National Forensics Tournament, the oldest uninterrupted annual school debate invitational in the Dominican Republic.

The New Horizons Speech and Debate Team has a long debate tradition that goes back decades. Initially our team was focused mostly in Model UN and around eight years ago, the debate team became an independent initiative, attending many national and international debate tournaments of the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA)

In 2014 is became one of the first Dominican schools to attend the Harvard University debate invitational (Now known as the Harvard Annual National Forensics Tournament)

In 2016 it was the only Dominican school to make it to outrounds, starting a tradition as the most dominating Dominican debate team in history.

In 2017 it became the first Dominican debate team to take a teams to Nationals at Harvard University debate tournament.

In 2018 it had the largest amount of international teams in outrounds, knocking off even the powerful Chinese delegations.

In 2019 it became the first and only Dominican debate team to make it to finals at Georgetown University debate tournament, with a striking 9-0 record, while also taking first and second speaking awards.

In 2020 it became the first and only Dominican debate team to take three teams to nationals at Harvard University debate tournament and the first and only Dominican team to ever win the international division at Harvard. 

Today our team continues to grow, and improve. Our team holds the record in national and international debate tournament classifications, the most trophies at Harvard, and Georgetown debate tournaments, and several appearances at Kentucky Tournament of Champions. Next month, we will be the first Dominican debate team to compete at the Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

We breath debate and hope to share that passion with you!

We sincerely hope you enjoy your visit at our school, and that you have a fun, safe, and exciting learning experience.