Bluegrass Debate Coalition Expands Support for Debate Education

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Lexington, KY – In 2020, the University of Kentucky Intercollegiate Debate Team, one of the most successful collegiate debate teams in the country, launched a new program called the Bluegrass Debate Coalition. The BDC initiative connects schools and other organizations with outstanding debate professionals and learning resources to increase the thinking ability and self-confidence of Kentucky’s young people. The BDC … Read More

BDC After-School Program Alumni Succeed at KY State Tournament

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Congratulations to the following alumni of the BDC After-School Debate Program for their success at the Kentucky State Debate Tournament! Learn more about the program here. Karson Whitley, Henry Clay High School, State Champion Varsity PF Justine Lofwall, Henry Clay High School, State Champion Varsity PF and 6th Speaker Varsity PF Emery Elkinson, Henry Clay High School, State Champion Novice … Read More

Assumption High School Sweeps Kentucky Case Competition

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Lexington, KY – This past week, the Bluegrass Debate Coalition hosted the first-ever Kentucky Case Competition. Debate students from across the country were invited to submit videos of them performing their opening arguments. Students researched and wrote original speeches on the February Public Forum Debate Topic, “Resolved: On balance, the benefits of urbanization in West Africa outweigh the harms.” The … Read More

Kentucky Students Win Big at the NYC Urban Debate League Tournament

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Lexington, KY – Most Friday afternoons are a time of calm and respite for high schoolers as they look ahead to the weekend. But on the afternoon of Friday, December 11th a group of Kentucky high school students were preparing to spend the next two days competing with almost 600 students from across the country at the New York City … Read More

Bluegrass Debate Coalition: Supporting K-12 Debate Education in KY

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Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky Intercollegiate Debate Team, one of the most successful collegiate debate teams in the country, has launched a new program called the Bluegrass Debate Coalition (BDC) to share their resources and expertise with middle school and high school debaters across the state of Kentucky. The BDC works with Kentucky schools to make competitive debate … Read More