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2017 Coolidge Cup

“The triumphs of the tongue have rivaled, if not surpassed, those of the sword.”
– Calvin Coolidge, Debater

Coolidge Cup Championship Tournament

The Coolidge Foundation is setting out to find the top debaters in America. The Coolidge Cup National Debate Tournament begins in winter 2017 with regional qualifying tournaments. Top placers from these qualifying events will earn the right to compete in the Coolidge Cup Championship Tournament taking place July 3-4, 2017 in President Coolidge’s historic village, the picturesque town of Plymouth Notch, Vermont. Qualifiers earn a free trip to Vermont to compete. More than $10,000 in scholarships and prizes will be awarded to the winners of the 2017 Coolidge Cup.

DATE: Monday, July 3, 2017 thru Tuesday, July 4, 2017

LOCATION: The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, Plymouth Notch, Vermont

ELIGIBILITY: All students, in grades 8-12 during the 2016-2017 school year are eligible to compete in the Coolidge Cup Competition. Students compete at regional qualifying competitions to earn the right to appear at the Coolidge Cup Championship Tournament.

PRIZES: The overall champion will receive the $7,500 Robert L. Luddy-Coolidge Cup Award. A total of $10,000 will be awarded to the top finishers.

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Zoe Lovelace, 2016 Coolidge Cup Winner