From the Program Director's Desk

Introducing New WUDL Program Coordinator: Dara Davis

The Washington Urban Debate League would like to welcome its first new hire since the inception of the league, Dara Davis. Because of the hard work and commitment to grow policy debate in the DMV Area from our Program Director, David Trigaux, the WUDL Board, coaches, parents and students, our league has been able to bring on Dara Davis as our new program coordinator. Dara is an alumna of the Chicago Urban Debate League. While living in Chicago, she competed and coached for Lane Tech High School, the first back to back UDNC Champions. She also competed for Loyola University of Chicago doing Parliamentary and Worlds style debate. Most recently, she was the Athletic Director for K-12 Chicago Pu

Munyang Tengen Wins Ornstein Outstanding Debater Award

Our summer institute is named after Matthew Harris Ornstein, a young man who found his voice, his confidence, and a home in the debate community. One of his favorite experiences was his time at summer debate institutes while a debater at Georgetown Day School. He passed away five years ago, and his parents, Norm Ornstein and Judy Harris founded the Matthew H Ornstein Memorial Foundation to support Matthew's passion for debate, and to advocate for mental health resources. Each year, in addition to competitive trophies, a single award is given out at the Ornstein Summer Debate Institute, the Ornstein Outstanding Debater Award. This award is designed to recognize the student that most exemplifi

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