Welcome to The Davy Crockett Statesman's

Student Congress Debate Tournament!

We are so excited to offer this tournament again in conjunction with THEA's Rally Day in the House of Representatives Chamber in the Tennessee State Capitol!

YES, an all new location, plan and schedule for Student Congress 2018! Because our lawmakers have moved their offices out of the Legislative Plaza and War Memorial Building into the renovated Cordell Hull Building, we are moving our Rally into the House of Representatives Chamber. So both the Rally in the morning and one of the Final Rounds of Student Congress that same afternoon will take place in the House Chamber.

Another new aspect of this year's Student Congress is that the two Junior Varsity Rounds and the two Senior Varsity preliminary rounds will take place on Monday, separating the preliminary rounds from the Final Rounds by a day,

The two rounds of Junior Varsity Student Congress and Senior Varsity's preliminary rounds tentatively will take place on Monday, March 12th, in the Activities Center of the Tennessee Baptist Children's Home (This may change depending on registrations;however, it will still be in the Nashville area.), 1310 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN, 37027. Then as mentioned above, SV Final Round will be held on Wednesday afternoon, March 14 in the two historic rooms at our Capitol; the House of Representatives Chamber and the Senate Chamber, both in our Capitol.

Below is the pertinent information for registration. Please see the tabs on the left for important details about the tournament and how to do Student Congress.

Please read the information in the TAB labeled "Student Congress Overview" & all the TABS below it, even if you are an experienced Congress debater and especially if you are new to Student Congress.

This tournament is open to all home educated students ages 8-18. The Junior Varsity division is for students ages 8-12, and the Senior Varsity division is for students ages 13-18.

REGISTRATION opens Monday, February 12th at 9:00 am CST and closes on Saturday, March 3rd at midnight.

The DEADLINE FOR BILL SUBMISSION is Thursday, March 1st at MIDNIGHT CST. In the two Preliminary Rounds on Monday, one round will have bills debated which focus on the Federal level; bills to be enacted by the US Congress. In the other round the bills debated will focus on the State level; bills to be enacted by State government. The Final Round focus, whether Federal or State government, will be determined by the Tournament Director with consideration of bills submitted. Bills are to be submitted to Mrs. Karen Rentschler at <7arrows@controlreps.com>. BILLS WILL BE POSTED to this website for research on March 3rd by 3:00 pm CST.

PO DEADLINE--Applications in by Feb. 26th, Notified by March 5th.

REGISTRATION FEES

Senior Varsity - $30.00
Junior Varsity - $20.00

Your registration is payable by check or electronically though Stripe in the Registration process. If you pay by check, please print your Registration page and mail it along with your check made out to CCT to:

Mrs. Kim Myers, SC Registrar
2116 Glen Haven Drive
Nolensville, TN 37135

LOCATIONS

MONDAY, MARCH 12TH
Tennessee Baptist Children's Home Activities Center (tentative)
1310 Franklin Road
Brentwood, TN 37027

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH
House Chamber TN State Capitol & Senate Chamber in the Capitol
301 6th Ave North
Nashville, TN

Students are required to check in at the Lobby outside the House Chamber TN State Capitol and attend the Rally Day program in the Chamber if they wish to be considered for the Final Round.

For more information, please contact the tournament director, Mrs. Karen Rentschler at <7arrows@controlreps.com>.