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Five DKC students received VIP treatment at the Sprint Center last Thursday night. Perched in a luxury suite, the top five middle school student congress competitors at the DKC City Championships, munched on hot dogs while hanging out with players from the KC Command. The players were noticeably impressed by the intellect of the students [...]
December 1, 2011 | Leave a Comment
On November 17th Arrowhead Middle School hosted one of the largest middle school tournaments in DEBATE-Kansas City’s (DKC) history. Just over 250 middle school students from across the city competed as part of DKC’s weeknight tournament series. The Foreign Language Academy (FLA) debate squad earned an impressive array of awards in both policy debate and [...]
The second leg of the DEBATE-Kansas City’s (DKC) weeknight tournament was held at November 8th at Patton Junior High on the grounds of Fort Leavenworth. To DKC’s knowledge this tournament represented a unique first: it was the first time an Urban Debate League tournament was held on a military post. Students from across the league [...]
November 4, 2011 | Leave a Comment
Center Middle School hosted DKC’s first middle school debate tournament of the season. More than 200 students from 16 schools across Kansas City engaged in two rounds of policy debate and student congress. The competition was fierce, spirited and participants were excited for the season to finally begin. Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy (LATCA) continued [...]
October 28, 2011 | Leave a Comment
DEBATE-Kansas City’s high school program has stated this year with opening tournaments at Wyandotte High School and Central High School. The Wyandotte affair was a workshop where students had a chance to engage in practice debates against other students from their own team in a tournament like environment. Students debated two rounds and the top [...]
Check out this article about NASA’S new super rocket that may lead humans to Mars by the 2030s. This certainly has implications for DKC’s congress and policy debaters.
October 4, 2010 | Leave a Comment
Lee A Tolbert Community Academy hosted an in-house debate tournament for over 40 students and just as many parents last Thursday (September 30). Head coach Bill Lindsey organized two sessions of student congress and one policy debate round. The in-house event allowed students to practice for tournament competition by matching wits against fellow teammates. The most impressive [...]
Congratulations to all the awesome students of DEBATE-Kansas City. Below you will find a full set of results from the City Championship. More stories and articles about the Championship will be forthcoming but we wanted to share the results of the tournament as quickly as possible. Also check out page five of the KC Star! [...]
The final round of both HS and MS student congress at this years DKC City Championship will include a student vote element. Please watch the following video to learn the specifics of this new system.
We have new video detailing how to give a “response” speech in student congress. A response speech is where you directly refute, or respond to, the points made by the previous speaker. The example used used in the video is over a resolution to end poverty, a piece of legislation which is part of the DKC middle school packet. [...]