Thank you to members of the Debate Union and CCDU alumni for their outstanding instruction and administrative work during this summer’s Claremont Debate and Leadership Communication Institutes. This year, there are 10 institute sessions and 4 tournaments, scheduled from June-September, for secondary school teachers and students. More than 250 individuals attended the online sessions. The final events for the summer include a Public Debate Program (PDP) California teacher workshop on August 22, a PDP Arkansas teacher workshop on August 28, and PDP online tournaments for enrolled middle school and high school summer students on the weekend of September 12-13.
The online program was smaller than the typical on campus programs and fewer CCDU internships were available this summer. CCDU members and alumni from CMC and Scripps participated in Summer 2020 and included Lauren Phillips (CMC ’13), Pastor Arroyo (CMC ’20), Ella Henry (SCR ’20), Amari Huang (CMC ’23), and Maya Kurkhill (CMC ’23).