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Happy Holidays Everyone!  Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!  Happy Kwanza!  Happy Festivus for the rest of us!  And thanks to the NYC Debate Club, you can test your knowledge of Christmas trivia by clicking here for their Holiday trivia game. The holidays are a time for all of us to come together to celebrate. And we have so much to be thankful and grateful because of  YOU. Thank you for making the debate league possible. Thank you to the thousands of debaters, 1000+ volunteers, hundreds of teachers and coaches, parents, families and guests, our incredible staff and the generosity of our supporters, donors and foundations for making every debate season even greater. 
As 2018 comes to the end, we hope you consider a year end tax deductible donation which makes our work possible. Click here to donate to support even more debate.! And in next week's edition you can see the return on your investment with our 2018 Year in Review Special Edition! Click here for our 2016! 2015! editions! But the best way to see the return on your investment, is to come by on any given Saturday to one of our tournaments to see the magic for yourself. Thank you for making this magic possible. - Erik,
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THE FLOW!  Weekly Highlights of Everything NYC Debate!  

Saturday (12/1). Thank you to Inwood Academy and IN-Tech Academy for hosting MS Tournament #3! 50 schools! 574 debaters! 165 judges! 2 schools hosting! 3 debate events! 7 divisions! One dozen topics! Click here for our Tournament Results Blog (Video, Photos, Results, Top Ten and more!)
Tuesday (12/11) NYCUDL Holiday Party. Thank you for attending our Holiday Party! Celebration to thank our coaches, staff, volunteers, interns, and everyone who makes the debate league possible. From Secret Santa to Boston Market Buffet to all you can eat desserts - thank you!
Wednesday (12/12) High School Varsity Debate Practices.  Every Wednesday after school, the NYC Debate Club hosts our Varsity Debate Practices from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Debate Practices are held at our Office, contact us at if interested. 

Thursday (12/13) Registration for Spring 2019 Debate Club. Registration for our Spring Semester of Debate Club is now open! Click here to register! 

Saturday (12/15) High School Tournament 3! What a historical tournament to end 2018 at !  46 High Schools! 402 Students! 165 Volunteers, Parents, Teachers, and Guests! Thank you to Brooklyn Tech for hosting an extraordinary tournament. Click here for our blog for more!

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Debate Coaches Corner! 

First, we are so excited to announce our new Current Events Curriculum available for all schools! Second, Debate Con XI is coming up on January 28th!  Click here to register! Third, we are proud to announce our continued partnership with Citibank to sponsor the City Championships - stipends for coaches, Fin Lit topics, workshops, special awards, and more! Learn more.

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University of Pennsylvania Travel Tournament Coming Up! February 8th-10th

Our next Travel Team Tournament is in February at the University of Pennsylvania. Schools should sign up now! The NYCUDL provides monthly Travel Practices, meals, tournament scholarships, and coaching at tournaments. Learn more about the Travel Team by clicking here. Thank you Brown Rudnick for your support! Click here to register for Pennsylvania!  January 11th is the NYCUDL deadline and our Travel Practice is on January 26th!
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3 Great Debaters with 3 Inspiring Stories Are Accepted to Harvard!

This week there were three news articles on high school debaters who were accepted to Harvard!  Atlanta's Osazi Al Khaliq, who led an upset at the Harvard Tournament.  Click here.  Chicago debate team captain, Amado Candelario, who wants to become an immigration attorney. Click here! Parkland shooting survivor, David Hogg, who became an activist against gun violence, despite death threats and ridicule from Fox News hosts. Click here.

Read More on our Press Page!

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