DEBATE


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Love debate & Speech? 
Judge at our tournaments

DC Urban Debate ensures every student, regardless of their socio-economic or racial background, to experience speech and debate in order to break barriers and exceed expectations to enter competitive colleges and 4-year Universities. 

We are a 501c3 organization so all of your donations are fully tax deductible  

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since 2002, Dcudl has provided high quality and carefully planned debate programming in over 50 public and private schools in washington dc area. 

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Public Forum, Policy, Congress, LD, & interps
inclusive population

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MAIN GOAL

Debate Camp includes National Portrait Gallery, Archives, African-American History Museum, & more!

Our League

monthly tournaments

QUICK CALENDAR: ​

High School                  8-12th grade                                                            

March 25             Thurgood Marshall Academy
April 15                Wilson High School



*Subject to change based on weather and school changes
 
8th graders can participate in high school OR middle school tournaments, but in high school they must be novices and in middle school they must be Varsity


Public Forum Topics

March:

Public Forum Debate – 2017 Mar PF Topic Area: Middle East

Resolved: The United States should no longer pressure Israel to work toward a two-state solution.


April: 

Resolved: The United States ought to replace the Electoral College with a direct national popular vote.

QUICK INFO


MEMBER FEES 
$250/ENTIRE TEAM
$20/STUDENT-PRIVATE SCHOOL

$30/Student (championships in April)
$10/STUDENT-PUBLIC
$5/STUDENT- TITLE 1 
$5/ALL Student Categories Big Questions


NON MEMBER TEAMS
NO SCHOOL FEES 
$25/STUDENT/TOURNAMENT

$5/Student Big Questions


Middle School               5-8th grade
                         
Feb 4                    Holy Trinty School (Georgetown)
March 4                Woodrige PCS
April 8                 Maya Angelou French Immersion School

Championships

May 20                 St. Patrick's Episcopal  Day School
                             ​MS AND HS new schools for next year/pre nats