5th Grade Wiz Has Standout Season With Bluegrass Debate Coalition

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5th Grade Wiz Has Standout Season With Bluegrass Debate Coalition LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 4, 2022) – In a recent article published by UK Now, Bluegrass Debate Coalition (BDC) student, Aaron George, shares his success in debate and discusses his experience with the BDC. Aaron describes how through debate he gained confidence, built new friendships, and received an abundance of awards. … Read More

Congratulations To Participants Of “BDC Fall Classic” Event

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Congratulations To Participants Of “BDC Fall Classic” Event (Lexington, Kentucky): Throughout November, students competed in the BDC Fall Classic, a month-long debate tournament. As part of the After School Learning Program, the Bluegrass Debate Coalition created an innovative and accessible method of competition, allowing students to sign up for debates that took place virtually and after school. Students debated the … Read More

BDC Hosts “All Hallows Eve” Event

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BDC Hosts “All Hallows Eve” Event (Lexington, Kentucky): On October 29th, the Bluegrass Debate Coalition (BDC) hosted a virtual event, “All Hallows Eve”. Elementary School students from across the state of Kentucky participated in a three hour long debate competition featuring multiple activities. Students discussed the topic “On-balance, robots are desirable”. Nearly two dozen recognitions were awarded, with students receiving … Read More

Dr. Clayton Thyne Guest Speaks For BDC

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Dr. Clayton Thyne Guest Speaks For BDC (Lexington, Kentucky): On October 6th, the Bluegrass Debate Coalition (BDC) hosted a Guest Lecturer event featuring Dr. Clayton Thyne, a Professor in the Political Science department at the University of Kentucky where he serves as the Department Chair. Dr. Thyne spoke on the topic of NATO defending the Baltic States, where he offered … Read More

Bluegrass Debate Coalition Expands Support for Debate Education

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Bluegrass Debate Coalition Expands Support for Debate Education 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 … Read More

BDC After-School Program Alumni Succeed at KY State Tournament

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BDC After-School Program Alumni Succeed at KY State Tournament 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 … Read More

Assumption High School Sweeps Kentucky Case Competition

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Assumption High School Sweeps Kentucky Case Competition 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 … Read More

Kentucky Students Win Big at the NYC Urban Debate League Tournament

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Kentucky Students Win Big at the NYC Urban Debate League Tournament 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 … Read More

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

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Bluegrass Debate Coalition: Supporting K-12 Debate Education in KY 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 … Read More