Great Communicator Debate Series

Ages:High School

Type:Tournament

Categories:Global Affairs, Speech & Debate

Scope:National

Contact


cadams@reaganfoundation.org
816-289-7079

The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series was founded to develop engaged, informed, and conscientious citizen leaders by hosting a national series of high school debates. The debates search for students who can effectively use logic, evidence, and personality to communicate their ideas, just as Ronald Reagan did throughout his life.

Competitors who qualify for the National Championship receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Southern California. The three day trip will include a private tour of the library, dinner under the wings of Air Force One, and a chance to meet an extraordinary group of young leaders.

Engaging in civil discourse is a hallmark of American democracy, and this debate series encourages you to join the conversation on issues our country faces.

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The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series is comprised of five in-person and one online qualifying competition, culminating in the National Championship. The two finalists from each of the six regions, the top two extemporaneous speaker and orator from the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament, and the top two debaters from the National Urban Debate League compete in the National Championship at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

See competition website

Website: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/great-communicator-debate-series/

Managing Organization: Ronald Reagan Foundation

Contact:

cadams@reaganfoundation.org
816-289-7079

Eligibility:
High school students across the country.

Overview

The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series was founded to develop engaged, informed, and conscientious citizen leaders by hosting a national series of high school debates. The debates search for students who can effectively use logic, evidence, and personality to communicate their ideas, just as Ronald Reagan did throughout his life.

Competitors who qualify for the National Championship receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Southern California. The three day trip will include a private tour of the library, dinner under the wings of Air Force One, and a chance to meet an extraordinary group of young leaders.

Engaging in civil discourse is a hallmark of American democracy, and this debate series encourages you to join the conversation on issues our country faces.

Process

The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series is comprised of five in-person and one online qualifying competition, culminating in the National Championship. The two finalists from each of the six regions, the top two extemporaneous speaker and orator from the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament, and the top two debaters from the National Urban Debate League compete in the National Championship at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

Criteria

See competition website

Participate

Website: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/great-communicator-debate-series/

Managing Organization: Ronald Reagan Foundation

Contact:

cadams@reaganfoundation.org
816-289-7079

Eligibility:
High school students across the country.