Register to Judge Debate

March 9, 2016

debate judges 2013
Volunteering as a judge is a very meaningful way to get involved in our debate program. Judges play a critical role in helping to teach our students. Even if you have never judged before, you are very welcome in our program. We have a judge trainer who will give you all the tools you need, and indeed we find novice judges are often the best. Click on this link to view our recommended lodgings, at a discounted rate, for the following debate day dates.

June 30 – On this day we’ll host a large debate tournament, featuring more than 100 students who will come to Plymouth Notch from the Debate Institutes of Dartmouth. This is the Coolidge Foundation’s fourth year of partnering with the Debate Institutes of Dartmouth and its director, Nicole Wanzer-Serrano.

July 2 – This day will feature the championship rounds of our brand new national debate tournament, “The Coolidge Cup.” You will judge debaters who have qualified for The Cup by placing at a Coolidge Foundation-sponsored regional tournament. Winners will take home up to $10,000 in scholarship money.


Register to Judge Debate

Fields marked with a * are required.

Coolidge Blog

Black History Month with President Coolidge

On September 24, 2016, America’s first African American president, Barack Obama, presided over the ceremony to inaugurate the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This living monument to America’s black heritage was many decades in the making, and in some respects the effort can be traced back to President Calvin Coolidge. On his final day in office, March 4, 1929, President Coolidge signed Public Resolution 107 which initiated a commission to design and construct a national monument to the Negro that would stand as a “tribute to the Negro’s contributions to the achievements of America.”

2017 Calvin Prize for Vermont Youth

The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation has proudly established the Calvin Prize for Vermont Youth, a prize named after father and son for writers aged 19 years and younger currently living in or attending school in the state of Vermont. The first‐place prize of $1,500 and the runner‐up prize of $500 are awarded at the Coolidge Foundation’s annual summer gala in Plymouth Notch, Vermont.

President Coolidge’s Press Conferences

During his six years in the White House Calvin Coolidge gave more in-person press conferences than any American president, before or since. The President was well-loved by the press, who relished the access he gave to them. Here you will find transcripts from all the President’s press conferences.

#GivingTuesday: Give $100, Get the Coolidge Ornament

We hope you’ll consider supporting the Coolidge Foundation on #GivingTuesday this year. From now through the end of #GivingTuesday, when you make a charitable contribution of $100 or more, we’ll send you a complimentary Coolidge ornament.