From the Program Director's Desk

October 3, 2018

The WUDL is growing once again! We are excited to announce partnerships with 10 new schools in D.C. for this coming season. 

1. Ballou High School 

2. Capital Hill Montessori 

3. Eastern High School

4. El Haynes High School

5. Friendship Collegiate Academy

6. Friendship...

August 7, 2018

The 2018 Ornstein Summer Debate Institute was bigger, longer, and better than ever! More students (138) participated than ever before, even more than we were expecting, and did so for two weeks instead of one, a sign of growth and maturity of our summer program. The pr...

April 17, 2018

This weekend marked the end of the WUDL regular season, a year of tremendous growth and excitement for the Washington Urban Debate League. More than 140 more debaters came out this year and the level of competition increased substantially. Great stories abounded, inclu...

December 20, 2017

Debate is in some senses a contradiction, an activity that defies categorization. Students practice, compete in tournaments against other schools, represent their school, and get college scholarships for their success in ways usually reserved for sports teams, yet deba...

March 18, 2017

The WUDL held their 7th tournament of the year at Wilson High School in NW D.C. This was the last chance for students to practice their skills before the Citi Foundation Urban Debate Regional Finals, hosted this year by Brookland Middle School on April 29th.

The results...

January 31, 2017

We're ecstatic to announce another incredible tournament from the WUDL. Working with our new partner schools from Prince George's County, we hosted more than 80 teams from 27 schools this past Saturday at Capital City PCS. (Capital City is an incredibly beautiful schoo...

October 17, 2016

When we started off this project last year, 8 teams from three schools attended our first competition, hosted at the offices of our Board chair. A year later, w

September 19, 2016

The Washington Urban Debate League kicked off its second year with style this past weekend at Banneker High School, our reigning sweepstakes champions. Banneker did a took a good first step towards defending their title, with the team of Evans and Nash taking 1st place...

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