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.