The Luddy Debate League is a Coolidge Debate League in North Carolina. It is jointly run by the Coolidge Foundation and the schools founded by Robert L. Luddy. Those schools are Thales Academy Apex, Thales Academy Rolesville, Franklin Academy, and St. Thomas More Academy. Throughout the year, the Coolidge Foundation organizes debate tournaments at these schools. These tournaments are open to all students grades 6-12 in North Carolina.
For the 2018-2019 season, there will be four Luddy Debate League tournaments: #1 on August 25th at Thales Rolesville, #2 on November 10th at Thales Apex, #3 on February 16th at Thales Rolesville, and #4 on May 11th at Franklin Academy.
Join us for the next Luddy Debate League tournament!
Date/Time: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Franklin Academy High School (648 Flaherty Ave, Wake Forest, NC)
Eligibility: All North Carolina students grade 6 through 12
Cost: FREE for students of Luddy schools (Thales, Franklin, STMA);
$10 for students of other schools and homeschoolers;
(non-Luddy schools kindly bring 1 judge per 4 students)
Deadline: Please register by May 4, 2019
Attire: Business Professional
Schedule:Schedule for the day (PDF)
Resolved: The benefits of obtaining a bachelor’s degree outweigh the costs to students and their families.
*A note on the resolution: This resolution defines a “bachelor’s degree” as a traditional, on-campus, undergraduate degree. Bachelor’s degrees typically take four years to complete, however some are five-year programs.
Students compete in a Luddy Debate League tournament at Thales Academy Rolesville, August 2018