THE DEBATE UNION

Middle school debate outreach – Thank you!

Thank you to CCDU members volunteering to support the Middle School Public Debate Program outreach tournament, held at the Center for Early Education in West Hollywood, on Saturday, January 25. The MSPDP’s Golden West Debate League, established and supported by the Debate Union, is the sole authorized league exclusively for 5th and 6th grade students. More than 200 middle school students, teachers, parents, and observers attended the event.

Maya Kurkhill directed the tournament and managed tournament tabulation. She was assisted by Michelle Ramirez and Kayla Solomon. Both learned tournament operations and the proprietary MSPDP event software. Trevor Christensen volunteered as a tournament judge.

Volunteers are needed for the next outreach event, a high school competition to be held at Compton High School, Saturday, February 15.

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February 8, Loyola Marymount (Los Angeles) – Lafayette topic/Venn format

February 8-9 Point Loma University (San Diego) – British Parliamentary Debating

February 15-16, Las Vegas Debates (Las Vegas) – Lafayette topic and format

February 15-16 University of Southern California (Los Angeles) – British Parliamentary Debating

February 15-16, Cornell Debates (National Novice, National Spanish, and Invitational) (Ithaca, NY) – British Parliamentary Debating

February 22, Palomar College (San Marcos/San Diego) – British Parliamentary Debating

February 22-23, Hawai’i Pacific University (Honolulu) – British Parliamentary Debating (limited entry)

February 22-23, George Washington University (Washington, DC) – British Parliamentary Debating (limited entry)

Volunteers Needed – Middle School Outreach, Saturday, January 25

The Debate Union will help manage one of its Middle School Public Debate Program league tournaments on Saturday, January 25. The tournament will be held at the Center for Early Education in West Hollywood. The Debate Union will provide staff for tournament tabulation and judging (judges must be PDP-certified). In addition, Debate Union members will assist in training staff and students from Cape Cod College attending the event in order to support the development of an MSPDP league in Massachusetts in Fall 2020.

Please contact Maya Kurkhill by Thursday, January 23, 6:00 PM to register for the tournament. The Debate Union will arrange transportation and meals for participants.