National Speech & Debate Association, The National Speech & Debate Association was created in 1925 to provide recognition and support for students participating in speech and debate activities. While our organization has evolved over the decades, our mission is more relevant today than ever before. We connect, support, and inspire a diverse community committed to empowering students through competitive speech and debate.
National Speech & Debate Association，即全美演讲与辩论联盟，是美国历史最悠久、规模最大的中学演讲与辩论荣誉组织，也是世界演讲与辩论领域最大的专业教练会员组织。自1925年成立以来，NSDA累计拥有超过150万学生会员，活动范围遍及全美50个州。仅2016年，就有逾18万中学生会员参加了NSDA举办的各类活动，学习成为批判性思考者、有效沟通者和道德实践者。
NSDA members receive merit points for their training and accomplishments, which accumulates in the NSDA membership system. Such membership is seen as the national high school speech and debate honor society; with higher degrees and membership carrying more weight than ever in college admissions reviews. Students who are members of NSDA stand out in the college admissions process.