NSDA Arizona Cactus Classic Nationals 2023

Group photo, Arizona National Qualifiers from 2022, photographed in the McCain Colonnade at Brophy College Prep

NSDA Nationals is Coming to Phoenix/Mesa

We are very excited to host the National Speech and Debate Association's Cactus Classic National Tournament here in Arizona this year! The tournament will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center, and at the campuses of Mesa High School, Mountain View High School, Red Mountain High School, Skyline High School, and Westwood High School in Mesa. Visit Phoenix, Mesa Public Schools, and the Arizona NSDA District Committee are working together to make this year's National Tournament one for the history books. 

From the Arizona NSDA Committee:

From June 11-16th, 2023, over 6000 middle school and high school students, coaches, and adult judges from around the world will be joining us in Phoenix and Mesa for the largest academic competition in the world. We are honored to be hosting the 2023 NSDA Cactus Classic National Speech and Debate Tournament here in Arizona. 

This is an enormous undertaking, and we need your help! In the menu at the top of the page you will find information on how you can volunteer your time, and how you can donate to help us show everyone that Arizona's hospitality is as warm as our weather! 

Whether you're a coach, a parent of a competitor, an association alumnus, or just an interested community member, we have many ways that you can help us make this an incredible tournament experience for everybody. Please fill out the form on the "Help Us Out!" page to sign up for more information on how you can be a part of this fantastic event. And, while you're at it, please check out the "Donate" page to find out more about sponsoring our efforts to make this event the best it can possibly be. 

We appreciate your interest, and your willingness to help us make the 2023 Cactus Classic Nationals a wonderful experience for everyone involved!

If you have any questions, please email us at: AZDistrict.NSDA@gmail.com

-The Arizona NSDA Committee
Meg Howell-Haymaker
Kevin J. Berlat
Tim Cornwell
Richie Glover
Brittany Stanchik

Mesa High School

Mountain View High School

Red Mountain High School

Skyline High School

Westwood High School

Phoenix Convention Center