Ann Blackford

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College: Communication & Information

UK Debate Team Has Legacy of Excellence

Published: Jan 6, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 6, 2014) — The University of Kentucky Debate Team at the UK College of Communication and Information hosted their annual high school debate tournament, the Ohio Valley Invitational, Dec. 7-9, 2013.  Students from 31 high schools representing 10 states in the region participated. 

 

The tournament included three different debate events: Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas debate, and Public Forum debate.

 

In Policy Debate, students Eileen Li and John Shen from the Westminster School in Atlanta, Ga., were named champions in the Varsity Policy division, defeating finalists Anshuman Parikh and Jacob Queller from Pace Academy in Atlanta. A team of young students from Woodward Academy in Atlanta won the Novice Policy division, which is for students in their first year of debate. 

 

In the Lincoln-Douglas event, Jack Patton from Vestavia Hills high school in Birmingham Ala., and Jack Weisman from the Hawken School in Cleveland, Ohio, were named co-champions.  In Public Forum debate, Wooster High School was named champion.

 

The UK Debate Team has hosted the Ohio Valley Invitational for nearly 20 years as a service to the community, offering a platform for debate with high quality competition and judging for students in the region.  The tournament is a qualifying bid for the Tournament of Champions, the premier high school national debate championship tournament, hosted every April by the UK Debate Team.  Students reaching the quarter-finals in Varsity Policy and semi-finals in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas earn qualifying legs to compete back at UK in April.

 

UK Debate has a rich and long-standing history. From 1972 to the present, UK has hosted the Kentucky National High School Tournament of Champions, founded by longtime director, J.W. Patterson. The Tournament of Champions is widely recognized as a national championship for high school debate.

 

For more than 50 years, UK has sponsored the Kentucky National Debate Institute for high school debaters, one of America's oldest debate workshops.

 

Since 1971, UK has sponsored the Henry Clay Invitational Debate Tournament, one of the oldest and largest college debate tournaments in America.

 

UK began hosting the UK Thoroughbred Round Robin in 1971. Its limited nine-team field makes it one of the most prestigious college tournaments of the year.

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Ann Blackford at 859-323-6442 or ann.blackford@uky.edu 

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