Fall Classic Debate Tournament
Date: November 5, 2016
Winter Classic Debate Tournament
Date: December 17, 2016
Mid-Winter Debate Tournament
Date: February 11, 2017
Spring Debate Tournament
Date: March 18, 2017
We thank N.Y.S. Assembly member David Weprin for sponsoring our Queens Summer debate classic at St. John's University.
The debate tournament was the culminating event to our summer debate camps held at St. John's University, which hosted over sixty middle & high school students from all over Queens.
A special thanks to the St. John's University debate society, especially Director Stephen Llano, for all of their support in making these events possible.
Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to volunteer to judge the debate rounds. No experience is necessary. The American Debate League provides the judge training on-site 30 minutes before every tournament. As a judge you will be responsible for the following:
If interested, you must complete the application to be considered for the position.
Upon receiving and reviewing the application, the Executive Director of the Debate Program will call you for a 15 minute interview. Once the decision is made, we will email you the certification to be the Volunteer Judge for American Debate League.
We are really excited to have the American Debate League's New York City Spring Classic sponsored by Senator Tony Avella. The tournament will be held on Saturday, May 21st from 9am to 5pm at MS 172 located at 81-14 257 street, Glen Oaks, Queens. The Awards' ceremony will be held from 4-5 p.m where Senator Tony Avella will be presenting trophies and awards to the students. Senator Avella will also deliver a speech to the students and parents to motivate them to become a leader who will make a difference in the lives of other people.
American Debate League is committed to providing valuable learning experiences in public speaking and debating for children entering 5th through 12th grade. We are proud to offer financial need scholarships to children who desire to participate in a unique and exciting public speaking and debate program. All scholarships are limited to 1 week per child and are awarded on a 1st come, 1st served basis.
*Camp Scholarship application submission begins Monday, April 25th 2016 and ends Friday, May 27th, 2016.
Types and Eligibility Requirements for Scholarship:
Tuition for 1 week will be paid in full by American Debate League.
Annual household income must be less than $35,000.
Parent/Guardian is responsible to pay $200.00 per week of Summer Debate Camp tuition.
Annual household income must be less than $45,000.
Please submit, for each child applying,
Remember scholarships are awarded 1st come, 1st served!
New & Experienced Debaters Are All Welcome!
This debate camp is open to all upper elementary to high school students that is designed to teach the students the fundamentals of public speaking and argumentation skills that will enable them to develop confidence, self-esteem, critical thinking skills, creativity, and leadership. Students will have a chance to improve their communication skills in a safe and secure environment. They will walk away from this camp knowing how to structure arguments, prepare debate cases, research evidence, write rebuttal briefs, deliver speeches, and refute opponents.
The American Debate League Championship will be held on 5/21/2016.
More information about the tournament will be made available soon.
We look forward to seeing you at the tournament.
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