I've written often that high school debate is the most academically challenging activity we can offer our kids. I did a count once and found that my high school debate class met two-thirds of the state language arts curriculum standards... and that was without getting creative about my interpretation of the standards. Any high school that doesn't fully promote debate is really missing out. If you don't believe me, come to Watertown High School this weekend and watch.
You can see State Debate photos and catch results at the South Dakota Public Broadcasting website.