Debater Name *
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Debater Email *
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School Affiliation * Cahuilla Desert Academy Cathedral City High Coachella Valley High Colonel Paige Middle Desert Christian Academy Middle Desert Christian Academy High Desert Ridge Academy Indio Middle Indio High John Glenn Middle La Quinta Middle La Quinta High Our Lady Perpetual Help Palm Desert Charter Palm Desert High Sacred Heart Shadow Hills High Summit/Horizon Thomas Jefferson Middle NextGen Debate Orange County Other Current Grade * 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior High School Graduating Year * 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035
What year do you expect to graduate from high school?
How many years have you debated before? * Never debated before 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 6 years 7+ years Why are you joining debate? * I am passionate about news and politics I love to argue and want to learn more I want to improve my public speaking I am passionate about social justice My school is making me join My parent(s)/guardian(s) are making me join Other
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Optional: What is your favorite type of debate topic? Optional: How much money would you spend on a high quality debate t shirt with a custom design? Debater Agreement * I will act responsibly and remain dependable.
I will attend all necessary practices as decided by my coach, research debate topics dutifully, and conduct myself with integrity, honesty, and good character.
Debater Agreement * I will stay informed and follow the rules.
I understand that I must read and stay informed with all NGD rules found on the Resources page (updated annually).
Parent/Guardian's Name *
Please name the primary adult contact for the debater registering.
Parent/Guardian's Email *
(Optional) List additional adults that are affiliated with the debater and/or additional contact information. (Optional) List any relevant allergies, medical conditions, etc.
This is to help us prevent and resolve possible conflicts.
Parent/Guardian Agreement * I will stay informed, follow the rules, and accept responsibility for illicit actions.
I will (and direct my child to) abide by the rulings' of NGD judges/administration, exercise good judgement and character, and behave in a dignified manner at every NGD event. I will also assume responsibility for the actions of my guests and family at each event. Like my debater, I understand it is my responsibility to read and stay informed with NGD Rules found on the Resources page (updated annually).
Parent/Guardian Liability Waiver * I agree that this waiver agreement shall remain in full force and take effect without change and that participation in NGD events is pursuit to the terms of agreement.
(1)The participant agrees that their participation in NextGen Debate (NGD) is voluntary. Additionally the participant agrees to assume any risk that is associated with participating in debate events and release NGD from any and all claims of damage and loss that may be as a result of participation. The release is without limitation and includes the personal injury fees, attorney fees and any other losses that might occur to the participant. (2)The participant agrees to hold NGD harmless against all claims of damage and loss including damage to NGD and school property caused by the participant. (3)The participant herby warrantees that they are physically fit and able to participate in NGD events without any undue risk. (4)NGD maintainer the right to refuse participation in any event if they force that participation would risk damage to any party. (5)This waiver agreement is governed by the laws of California and any legal claims, court hearings, or lawsuits must take place in Indio, California.
Parent/Guardian Medical Emergency Waiver * I agree to allow emergency physicians or medical advisor to attend to my child if I cannot be reached.
I authorize the physician/medical advisor in charge of the emergency to give such attention as may be thought necessary if I cannot be reached. I also realize that local police or paramedics may be called, in certain circumstances, in order to assure emergency treatment. I understand that if I do not authorize said attention, that either I or an authorized guardian must remain with my child at all times. If there is any relevant medical concerns they are listed in the appropriate section on this registration form (if you do not wish to select this box you must contact NGD directly).
Parent/Guardian Signature *
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Parent/Guardian Electronic Confirmation * I have thoroughly read, understood, and accurately filled out the information this form. I am at least 18 years or older, a legal guardian for the respected debater, and have signed this digital form to the best of my ability Subscribe to Monthly Newsletter? (Parent/Guardian) * Subscribe to Monthly Newsletter? (Debater) * Enter YouTube Raffle? Read description below.
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