From the Program Director's Desk

March 31, 2020

As the Corona virus brings many basic facets of society to a halt, students have gone home to continue their education online. The WUDL is following them online, launching an array of weekly debate programs, all virtually though Google Classrooms and Zoom. 

Primarily fo...

March 4, 2020

This past weekend, the Washington Urban Debate League Travel Team ended its season in style at the Lakeland-Westchester Invitational. Hosted at Lakeland High School in upstate New York, the tournament drew in an array of high quality competitors from across the northea...

February 25, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have (most) of our national qualifiers! 

Over the last two months, students from across Washington have researched, done speech re-dos, and prepared for the national qualifiers to represent the D.C. area at nationals. 

For High School: Urban Deba...

February 11, 2020

The busiest part of our schedule has finally wound down, and I’d like to share the exciting news about the Pennsbury Falcon Invitational, our last major travel tournament of the season. The tournament is a Semi-Finals Bid to the Tournament of Champions.

The WUDL brought...

February 2, 2020

This past weekend was the league's largest tournament yet this season, with students competing in 5 (!) division. 

In the High School Qualifying Division, Ernest/Justin and Paola/Lola took an early lead in the hunt to qualify for the Urban Debate National Championship....

December 19, 2019

As part of our partnership with the Forum on the Arms Trade, WUDL students were able to participate at a really cool event at the Embassy of Finland. The event, sponsored by Girls Security, centered around young women interested in pursuing a career in National Securit...

December 16, 2019

This past weekend, the WUDL held its last tournament of 2019, and fourth of the 2019-2020 season. We are officially half way through the debate season! 

I'd like to recognize several highlights: 

--This tournament was a bit of a coming out party for the School Without Wa...

December 10, 2019

This past weekend, the Washington Urban Debate League took more than 30 students to the prestigious New York Fall Face-Off. This tournament is a qualifying tournament for the national Tournament of Champions at the end of the year. It brings together the best teams fro...

November 8, 2019

This past weekend, the Washington Urban Debate League kicked off the 2019-2020 regular season at Cardozo Education Campus. The first tournament of the year is always hectic, with hordes of eager new debaters and new judges figuring out the flow of a tournament. 

First o...

October 7, 2019

  

On Sept 20th - 22nd, the WUDL Travel Team participated in the Georgetown Day School Invitational. This tournament is the kick-off of our travel schedule, and indeed is the first tournament of the year for most national circuit programs on the East Coast. The tou...