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Announcing: Women's Leadership Scholars Program

We are pleased to announce a new fellowship program designed to cultivate a network of empowered young women  in high school forensics, to foster leadership skills of those scholars, and to promote gender equity in the debate community. This year, we initiate the program with the announcement of the Jo Russell Legacy Scholarship.

In honor of Jo Russell, long-time educator and UNT Mean Green Camp colleague and role model to countless women debaters, one scholarship in the amount of $2500 will be provided to a selected women-identified student to go toward the cost of attendance and participation in the Leadership Program. We are grateful to Jo's children, David and Sondra Russell, who have made this scholarship possible for its inaugural year.

Three additional half scholarships ranging from $900-1250 will also be offered to selected women-identified students to go toward the cost of attendance. All scholarship beneficiaries will participate in Fellowship activities. Applications are due June 1.

Click here to for more information and an application.

Our new Policy Debate Curriculum will change summer workshops everywhere.

Announcing our Policy/CX Faculty Pairings:

3 Weeks:

Advanced Scholars: Steve Pointer, Colin Quinn, Brian Ontiveros-Kersch

Intermediate Scholars: Louie Petit, Josh Gonzalez, Brian Gaston

Kritik Scholars: Gabe Murillo, Matea Ivanovic, Iggy Evans

2 Weeks:

Advanced: Samin Agha, Nicole Nave 

Novices: Dr. Brian Lain, Sharon Hopkins

Be sure to check out ongoing revisions of our workshop descriptions and staff pages. We will continue to update faculty listings as they become available.


More than 250 students have already registered over the first several weeks.

To sign up for a workshop:

1. Create an Account
2. Submit Workshop Registration Form
3. Await Acceptance Email

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More than 330 students attended last summer. Plan your summer now!

Space is Limited!



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