Coolidge Debate League April 14th Tournament

Location:            Thales Academy-Apex: 1300 N Salem St, Apex, NC 27502
Date/Time:        Saturday, April 14th
Eligibility:           Any student grades 6th through 12th
Registration:     Kindly register by April 6, 2018
Dress:                    Business Professional
Resolution:        Resolved: A significant tariff on imported goods from Mexico is a good policy for the
                                  U.S. economy.

The debate brief for the resolution can be found here: Brief

The Coolidge Foundation and Thales Academy are pleased to announce the second tournament of the Coolidge Debate League and invite you to participate! In the morning, students will attend a policy seminar on their debate topic and the late morning and afternoon will be dedicated to debate. Students will debate in teams of two and compete in multiple rounds where they will debate both sides of the debate topic. The event is free and lunch will be provided to all students and judges.

The tournament will be broken up into a high school bracket and a middle school bracket. Any student in grades 6 to 12 is eligible and we greatly encourage new debaters to participate! Debaters should try to find a partner to debate with them, but if they are unable, we will pair them with a partner from their school prior to the tournament. Students should register through the form at the bottom of this page by April 1, 2018. 

If you have any questions about the tournament or League, please contact Rob Hammer by phone (802-672-3389 ext. 114) or email ([email protected])!

Coolidge Debate Registration Form

  • Your debate partner still needs to complete this form, even if you list them. If you do not have a debate partner, don't worry! Just put N/A in this box and we will help you find a partner before the competition.
  • Photo and Medical Release Form

    Please complete and upload the photo and medical release form found at this link: