2021 Debate Topic

Resolved: States ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons.

“For the 2021 contest, debate and persuasive speaking students may utilize internet resources for preparation.”

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TAPPS 2021 “Of the Year” Honors

Athletic and Fine Art Directors: As we approach the end of the TAPPS year, it is time to nominate students and coaches for “Of the Year” honors.  This year we are asking that you complete the forms linked below by May 18.  As soon as judging is complete we will...

Fine Arts Webinar News July 8, 2020

Fine Arts Directors and Teachers,  With our June Convention cancelation, the TAPPS staff will be hosting Fine Arts Directors sessions to kick off our 2020-2021 school year on July 21, 2020.  The two sessions are open to all fine arts directors, administrators, fine...

Virginia Wirth Speech Award

The Virginia Wirth Award is given annually to the students who earn the most points at the TAPPS Championships in the speech events.  Students earn points in each category listed above by finishing in the top eight (8) places. Lincoln Douglas Debate also counts towards this honor.