This Saturday, students scurried up and down the halls of Hinkley High School, participating in the fourth DUDL tournament of the year. Over 130 students and 30 judges came to make the tournament a possibility. Thank you to everyone who made this tournament such a success!
At tournament 5, on February 22nd, the DUDL will host it's inaugural Middle School Congress Event entitled "Your City Council." Middle schoolers from across Denver are encouraged to attend this amazing opportunity. For more information and to register, visit our Middle School Debate page.
On Saturday, January 11th, DUDL students joined lecturers from many disciplines at the 2020 Winter Workshop. Students heard from a topic lecturer on foreign arms sales, this year's policy topic. They also participated in an improv workshop with a professional. With speech and debate skills warmed up, they are ready to jump into the second half of the competitive season!
The DUDL is honored to be the recipient of the Denver Foundation 2020 Grant!
"The mission of The Denver Foundation is to inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our community. Since 1925, The Denver Foundation has helped generous people like you to be catalysts for good by building charitable legacies."
The new year looks bright for the DUDL and we are ecstatic to move forward!
Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by social media. Created by the 92nd Street Y in New York City and the United Nations Foundation, #GivingTuesday encourages people and organizations around the world to donate time, resources or talents to address local challenges. In Colorado, the way we participate in GivingTuesday is by scheduling our Colorado Gives Day donations when the value of your donation will be increased in value by the First Bank Incentive Fund. Schedule your donation to be received on Colorado Gives Day here.
At lunch on Saturday, November 16th, two representatives from each attending DUDL school at the Baker Hostetler Classic attended the first Student Advisory Council Session of the 2019-20 season. 30 students came together and shared successes and challenges happening on their teams. Executive Director, Jessica Clark, worked with the students to problem solve and work towards an agenda for the rest of the year. Notable events discussed included the possibility of organizing a league-wide service event and more involvement at future tournaments.
ALUM AND COACH TAY ANDERSON WINS SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION BECOMING THE YOUNGEST ELECTED OFFICIAL IN COLORADO
Westminster Public Schools, the newest district to join the DUDL, was honored recently by the Colorado Association of School Executives. Pam Swanson, the superintendent of Westminster Public Schools, was named the 2020 Superintendent of the Year. We are honored to work with Westminster, and look forward to their future successes. Read more about it here www.chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2019/10/24/westminster-leader-named-colorados-2020-superintendent-of-the-year/
Rolla Muzabibu, a debater at Aurora Central, recently competed on the PBS show, Both Sides of the Story, featuring local high school students debating both sides of Colorado issues. In this episode, she debated against a student from George Washington High School on the topic Resolved: Colorado should provide free higher education at its state schools to state residents. Watch it here www.pbs.org/video/george-washington-vs-aurora-central-q050tg/
On Saturday, October 5th, students from across the Denver Metro Area competed in the 12th annual DUDL Season Opener. At Vista Peak High School, over 40 policy teams went head to head. Students also competed in speech events, demonstrating their creativity and skill. This year, Westminster Schools and Lincoln High School participated for the first time. Some students were clad in homecoming finery, as they had dances that night. Compete all day, dance all night!
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