Lincoln Douglas Debate
Resolved: Capitalism is superior to socialism as a means of achieving economic justice.
Affirmative: Steve Davis, Des Moines Roosevelt HS (IA), Coached by David Huston
Negative: Max Clarke, San Antonio HS (TX), Coached by Paul J. Wexler
On a vote of 7-2, the affirmative debater, Steve Davis became the 1999 National Champion.
Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking
1. Bryan Bertram, Canton-Glen Oak HS (OH), Coached by Tom Mosberger
Do economic sanctions make good foreign policy?
2. Brian Garfield, Dowling Catholic HS (IA), Coached by Timothy Sheaff
Do changes in Iran mean we need to change our policies?
3. Edward Murphy, Milton Academy (MA), Coached by Randy Cox & Debbie Simon
Is the US really acting like a superpower?
4. Lucas Kline, Blacksburg HS (VA), Coached by Karen Finch
Is the free market an effective foreign policy tool?
National Runner up
5. Jessica Bailey, Apple Valley HS (MN), Coached by David Singh
Do unilateral sanctions undermine US interests?
6. Sean Yom, Kingwood HS (TX), Coached by Rhonda Bell
China and the US: How important is Taiwan?
United States Extemporaneous Speaking
1. Gregory Zecko, Munster HS (IN), Coached by Don Fortner
What laws should be enacted to control guns?
National Runner up
2. Jay Cox, Milton Academy (MA), Coached by Randy Cox
Is bioterrorism a threat to the health and safety of US citizens?
3. Robin Cook, Roosevelt HS (TX), Coached by Jill Howard
Should the Social Security system by privatized?
4. Ed Tulin, Marquette HS (MO), Coached by Kim Cranston
What can be done about the low respect with which Congress is held?
5. Peymon Momeni, Alief-Hastings HS (TX), Coached by Teresa Lee
What will raise the public’s level of trust in government?
6. Joseph Kim, James Logan HS (CA), Coached by Steve Wilson
Should we fine citizens for not exercising their right to vote?
1. Stephen Buettler, Holy Ghost Preparatory School (PA), Coached by Tony Figliola and John Buettler
As Real As It Gets
2. Nina Billmoria, Munster HS (IN), Coached by Mary Yorke
Obsession by Americans
3. Josh Gad, University School (FL), Coached Brent Pesola
4. Gabe Rosenberg, Brebeuf Jesuit HS (IN), Coached by Bill Hicks
Living the Fat Life
5. Jon Gandomi, Dobson HS (AZ), Coached by Simon Navarro
6. Jared Weiss, South Plantation HS (FL), Coached by Richard Weiss
Resolved: The United States should substantially change its foreign policy towards Russia.
Affirmative: Travis Swearingen & Raja Gaddipati, Montgomery Bell Academy (TN), Coached by William Woods Tate Jr.
Negative: Shawn Powers & Dan Shalmon, Glenbrook North HS (IL), Coached by Ted W. Belch
On a 6-5 decision, the negative team of Powers & Shalmon from Glenbrook North was declared the 1999 Policy Debate National Champions.