The National Center for Policy Analysis and Debate Central are proud to announce the opening of the 2014-2015 Young Patriots Essay Contest! Entrants have the opportunity to compete for $10,000 in scholarship money, a free trip to Dallas to be recognized, and more!
The Young Patriots Essay Contest is designed to challenge high school students to creatively solve problems in the realm of economics and public policy through the art of writing. We assign a controversial topic each year and only THREE winners are chosen out of hundreds of essay submissions.
Last year’s contest winners receiving their awards in Dallas.
As many of you prepare for crucial post-season tournaments, the pressure to perform well can start to get to you. Unfortunately, sometimes this causes debaters to decide to try out some sneaky tactics in an attempt to gain an advantage. Today we’re going to take a look at this by introducing you to the “shady six”: six behaviors that you should absolutely NOT do if you want to be a serious, champion-quality debater. [..]
Debaters need love too! Send one of these extra-special Valentine’s Day cards with your partner, debate crush, or anyone else you want to tell “I love you, but not as much as I love debate.” [..]
Thank you to everyone who entered the 2013-2014 essay contest! We received many wonderful essays, but we’ve finally narrowed it down to our three winners. Find out who they are and read their essays below the fold. [..]