The debate season begins in August and ends in March. Tournaments start in October and go through March. There will be informational meetings, and 6th, 7th and 8th graders are encouraged to attend the meetings and try out for the team. Team members can compete in two events: Student Congress (students debate multiple bills using Robert’s Rules of Order) and Policy (two teams of two students debate against each other in formal rounds). For details, go to http://debatekansascity.org.