Interlake High School Speech and Debate Team

Policy Debate

Also known as Cross-Examination Debate is the oldest form of debate. It is also the only form practiced at both the high school and collegiate levels.


Policy debate focuses on public policy. This year's topic is about U.S. relations with China. Last year was domestic surveillance. The year before that was oceans. Policy topics, or resolutions, are debated for a full year.