Entries by David Song

The Chicago Middle School Debate Championship is Open to Everyone! All Schools Will Compete!

We’ve received a lot of questions about whether students have to qualify for the Chicago Middle School Debate Championship coming up in a few weeks on Saturday, March 9th at Chicago Vocational. No! The middle school city championship is open to all students! We want all students who have been a part of your team, from those who […]

CMSDL Year-End Award Nominations Open (Due by Monday morning – all schools get a Most Valuable Debater award!)

We’re excited to announce that nominations for the CMSDL Year-End Awards (awarded at the Chicago Middle School Debate Championship at CVCA on Saturday, 3/9) are now open! Because our awards will include engraved gavel plaques, the turnaround for these nominations is short – we need these by Monday morning, 2/25. These nominations include: Most Valuable […]

Announcing the W.E. Sanders Award, a New High School Coaching Honor

The brand-new W.E. Sanders Award recognizes a teacher-coach’s leadership and impact on young people as a mentor and is open to current Chicago Debate League coaches who are full-time CPS teachers and exemplify the qualities the W.E. Sanders foundation is looking for (see the document below). The winning coach will be awarded $5,000 at the […]

Nominate Your Seniors for National Urban Debater of the Year by Friday!

The Urban Debater of the Year application is now open. What is the Debater of the Year? The Urban Debater of the Year recognizes a debater who demonstrates commitment and dedication to debate, improvement in their performance in school and debate, academic excellence and leadership in their school, urban debate league and community.What is Awarded? Finalists will each receive college scholarships of at least $1000.The Urban Debater of the Year will receive a college scholarship of at […]

We want to hear from you at tournaments!

Starting at this weekend’s tournaments, Chicago Debates will begin surveying coaches, students, and judges to get an idea of your experience at tournaments, what we’re doing well, what we can spend time finding ways to improve, and to learn more about the nation’s most important debate league. We will have plenty of copies at these […]