BDC Hosts Fayette County Regional Debate Championship

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BDC Hosts Fayette County Regional Debate Championship By Ryan Whitt (Lexington, Kentucky): On Saturday, March 12th, the Bluegrass Debate Coalition hosted the Fayette County Regional Debate Championship at the University of Kentucky.  The Regional Championship was open to elementary school students in Kentucky. Between competitors, volunteers, and families more than 60 people attended the event. 12 teams participated in the … Read More

Students Performed Exceptionally at the BDC’s “Winter Invitational”

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Students Performed Exceptionally at the BDC’s “Winter Invitational” By: Ryan Whitt (Lexington, Kentucky): On Saturday, February 19th, students competed in the BDC Winter Invitational, a four-hour virtual debate competition. Kentucky students got the opportunity to compete against debaters from around the country, including students from several academies in California, such as the Honor Academy and the Magnet Academy. 16 teams … Read More

Dr. Clayton Thyne Returns as Guest Speaker for BDC

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Dr. Clayton Thyne Returns as Guest Speaker for BDC By Ryan Whitt (Lexington, Kentucky): On February 2nd, 2022, the Bluegrass Debate Coalition (BDC) hosted a Guest Lecturer even featuring Dr. Clayton Thyne, a professor of Political Science at the University of Kentucky where he serves as the Department Chair. Dr. Thyne previously served as a guest lecturer for the BDC … Read More

BDC Welcomes Dr. Caroline Weber To Speak on Drug Legalization

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BDC Welcomes Dr. Caroline Weber To Speak on Drug Legalization by Ryan Whitt Lexington, Kentucky – On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, Professor Caroline Weber joined the Bluegrass Debate Coalition (BDC) for the third installment in the BDC Guest Lecture Series. Dr. Weber, an Assistant Professor at the Martin School of Public Policy & Administration at the University of Kentucky, served … Read More

Once Again, BDC Students Excel At Wilson Wyatt Tournament

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Once Again, BDC Students Excel At Wilson Wyatt Tournament On December 11th, the Wilson Wyatt Debate League (WWDL) hosted a competition for students in Kentucky. Bluegrass Debate Coalition students participated in the “Novice Public Forum” division and received multiple awards. Students debated the NSDA topic, “Resolved: Increased United States federal regulation of cryptocurrency transactions and/or assets will produce more benefits … Read More

Professor Shane Hadden Guest Speaks For BDC

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Professor Shane Hadden Guest Speaks For BDC (Lexington, Kentucky): On Wednesday, December, University of Kentucky Professor Shane Hadden joined the Bluegrass Debate Coalition (BDC) for the second installment in the Guest Lecture Series. Professor Hadden is the Deputy Chair of Students Lecturer, and teaches finance classes in several programs, including the MBA, MSF, and undergraduate in the Department of Finance … Read More

BDC Students Succeed At Wilson Wyatt November Tournament

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BDC Students Succeed At Wilson Wyatt November Tournament (Lexington, Kentucky): On November 20th, four elementary students from the Bluegrass Debate Coalition participated in the Wilson Wyatt November Invitational, competing in the “Novice Public Forum” division. All four students are currently enrolled in the BDC After School Learning Program, where they participate in weekly classes on debate and public speaking. Students … Read More