From the Program Director's Desk

October 12, 2018

My name is Keoni Scott-Reid, and 4 years ago my relationship with WUDL started on the 3rd floor of the Hill Center with reusable water bottles that smelled awful, and bumbling high schoolers bumping into each other.

Our tournaments are not that much different in nature...

October 17, 2017

240 students. 27 schools. 76 judges. A ridiculous (in a good way) number of parents, administrators, and other observers. 7 teams entered at least 7 teams, showing growth within schools. Its so easy to measure success by numbers and let them tell the story of an event...

May 5, 2017

The WUDL recognizes students, teams, coaches, and volunteers that made a huge impact over the course of the entire season. 


Sweepstakes: Largo High School

The Sweepstakes Cup is awarded to the best team in the WUDL based on their competitive success over the entire...

May 1, 2017

The last tournament of the year is in the books, and what a year it has been!

The WUDL has grown:

From 7 teams to 29 schools

From 126 students to 318 students

From 65 volunteers to 178 volunteers

The WUDL has flourished:

Qualified two excellent teams to Nationals

Traveled to...

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...

February 21, 2017

This past weekend, the WUDL held our 6th tournament of the year. This tournament stood out for four reasons: 

  • Our largest tournament yet

  • The introduction of a Junior Varsity Division

  • Served as the 2nd half of our national qualifier in the Varsity Divi...

February 7, 2017

The core mission of the Washington Urban Debate League is to serve as an innovative vehicle to inspire students to learn and grow. Getting students to a few debates changes how they think, and puts them on the path to future success. 

Sometimes, that is working with new...

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