Public Forum

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June 24th – July 3rd, 2019


P.J. Samorian

P.J. is the Chair of Speech and Debate at American Heritage Schools in Planation and Boca/Delray Florida. He is an NSDA Double Diamond coach and began his career coaching Individual Events at Glenbrook South High School. From there he became the Director of Forensics at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL, where he coached Individual Events, Congress, Public Forum, and Lincoln Douglas. He went on to become the Director of Speech and Debate at New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, IL. He moved to Florida to teach English and coach speech and debate at Nova Southeastern University School before taking his current position at American Heritage.

Stefan Bauschard

Stefan is the co-founder of Millennial Speech & Debate Institutes. A debate coach for the Harvard Debate Council for many years, and currently the Debate Coach for Lakeland School District, Stefan has been actively teaching and debating in the U.S. at both the high school and college levels since 1994. During that time, he has taught hundreds of students, developed and tabulated more than seventy-five tournaments, spent thousands of hours developing research and instructional materials for debaters all over the country, and has developed academic speech and debate workshops in the United States and abroad. He will be working with the students on improving the quality of their arguments.

Additional faculty to be added.

Full Schedule

June 23rd — Resident Arrival
June 24th — Commuter Arrival, First Day of Class — 9am-6pm
June 25th — 9am-6pm class
June 26th — 9am-6pm class
June 27th — 9am-6pm class
June 28th — 9am-6pm class
June 29th — 9am-3pm class
June 30th — 9am-6pm class
July 1 — 9am-6pm class
July 2 — 9am-6pm class
July 3 — 9am-6pm class

Residents may check out either the evening of the 3rd or the morning of the 4th. We will run classes the previous weekend to maximize time around the July 4th holiday.

Sample Day Schedule

9 A.M. Recap and review previous sessions

10 A.M. Advanced flowing, flowing practice

11 A.M. Lecture: Judge Adaptation

12 P.M.: Lunch

1 P.M.-3 P.M.: Practice Debates

3 P.M.-6 P.M.: Speech redos, debate prep


Resident $3295

Commuter $1895

$200 Discount for DC, MD, VA Residents