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Today we celebrate Veterans Day and every Veteran who has sacrificed for our country and world. We would also like to thank the so many Veterans who support our Great Debaters as volunteers, as judges, as coaches, as teachers, and as donors. It is only because of such incredible service that our city has a debate league that serves all schools and all students. Indeed, on Saturday we hosted NYC Middle School Tournament #2 with 539 debaters, 45 schools, and 189 volunteers! 2 tournament locations! 5 divisions of debate! 3 debate events! 11 Debate Topics including: prisoners right to vote, standardized testing, nature versus nurture, Open Borders, Colony on the Moon, Tax on Meat Sales, Social Media, Physical Activity, Video Games and Single Gender Schools.... Wow!!!! Thank you all for attending! Thank you to our host schools - Hunters Point Community Middle School and Junior High School 278 Marine Park. And thank you all for dedicating your day to debate - 189 volunteers, coaches, parents, judges, and staff dedicated their weekend to support 539 debaters in public speaking, reading, writing, debating, notetaking, research, current events, civics  - and every other academic skill and subject. Thank You. Sincerely, Erik,

“Debate was the single most important activity I participated in at the Naval Academy.” - Admiral William Crowe, Four Star Admiral, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Ambassador to England 

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THE FLOW!  Weekly Highlights of Everything NYC Debate!  

Tuesday, November 6th, Debate Con X. Shout outs to all the NYC Debate Educators who attended DEBATE CON X!! Full day of debate workshops, 19 workshops including Public Forum Debate, Parliamentary Debate, Flowing, Congressional Debate, Girls Debate, Casing, Advanced Debate, Debate Curriculum, and more! 8 incredible instructors! 50+ incredible debate educators from across the city. And add in a great breakfast, Italian Lunch and Happy Hour! Learn more.

Wednesday (11/7) Varsity Practice. Thanks everyone for participating in our Varsity practice on Wednesday. Every Wednesday we host a Varsity Practice with NYCUDL top debaters and coaches! Learn more.

Saturday (11/10) Middle School Public Forum Debate Tournament #2.  Thank you to Hunters Point Community Middle School for hosting! Nearly 100 Novice Teams made this our largest public forum tournament yet!  Click here for Tournament Photo Album. Click here for Tournament Results!

Saturday (11/10) Middle School Parliamentary/Congressional Debate Tournament #2. Thank you to Marine Park MS for hosting an incredible Parliamentary & Congressional Debate Tournament! 50 Novice Teams, 39 Varsity Teams, 20 Congressional Debaters, 100+ volunteers, staff, alumni, coaches and guests. What an incredible day and incredible topics that included: prisoners right to vote, standardized testing, nature versus nurture, Open Borders, Colony on the Moon, Tax on Meat Sales, Social Media, Physical Activity, Video Games and Single Gender Schools. Click here for Tournament Results. Click here for Tournament Photo Albums. Click here for Tournament Video! 

Saturday (11/17) High School Tournament #2! Thank you to Clinton HS, Worldview and Bronx Collaborative for hosting our second HS Tournament for both policy debate and public forum debate. Registration closes Monday 5:00pm. Click to register! Volunteers Needed! Click to volunteer! 

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Brooklyn's Great Debaters!

Daily News featured NYCUDL Debate Coach Ben Honoroff who is now Principal and Debate Coach of one of the largest and most successful middle school debate programs in NYC that turned around a school!  “I feel like I’m doing something big,” said the Dominican immigrant, who one day hopes to work in the White House. “I always wanted to come here to learn English, help my family and get a better life.” - MS 50 middle school debater

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Travel Team Preparing for Princeton University & Merrimack High School

Saturday, November 3rd we hosted our monthly Travel Team Practice to prepare for the December Tournaments coming up. Reminder for Teams to register ASAP for these tournaments. Learn more about Princeton! 


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