Niles West teacher and debate coach Eric Oddo was appointed to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Policy Debate Topic Selection Wording Committee for a three-year term. The Wording Committee oversees the Topic Selection Committee in choosing a policy debate topic for the country. Five topics will be chosen from the 2021 NFHS Policy Debate Topic Selection meeting in Kansas City, MO from July 30 to August 1. These topics will be placed on a ballot where the state’s athletic and fine arts organizations will narrow down the final topics for policy debate for the next school year.
Oddo has been serving on the Topic Selection Committee since 2015 representing the Illinois High School Association.