Past Results

The Coolidge Debate League at the Luddy Schools is a debate league for high schoolers and middle schoolers in the greater Raleigh region 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 helps to organize debate tournaments at these schools. Below are resolutions, results, and photos from past tournaments (high school division only).

 

2019-2020 Tournament #1 at Thales Academy Rolesville (September 7, 2019)

Resolved: The state of North Carolina should offer targeted tax incentives to businesses that relocate major parts of their operations to North Carolina.

Varsity Division

  • Top Teams
    • 1st Place: Patel & Konopka
    • 2nd Place: Brooks & Annab
    • 3rd Place: Bagwell & Delves, Senecal & Wieberg (tied)
  • Top Individual Speakers
    • 1st place: Nick Lucovsky
    • 2nd place: Kennedy Brooks
    • 3rd place: Ashely Josey & Marshall Annab (tied)

Novice Division

  • Top Teams
    • 1st Place: Elison & Alexander
    • 2nd Place: Price & Wang
    • 3rd Place: Bakogiannis & Reinhardt
  • Top Individual Speakers
    • 1st place: Daniel Price
    • 2nd place: Nick Brown
    • 3rd place: Blake Elison

 


2018-2019 Tournament #4 at Franklin Academy (May 11, 2019)

“Resolved: The benefits of obtaining a bachelor’s degree outweigh the costs to students and their families.”

  • Winning Team: Lizzy Andrews* and Shae Reinberg*
  • Runner-Up Team: Noah Berman* and Maggie Von Canon*
  • Third Place Team: Jacob Zampino* and Cole Toscano*
  • Top Individual Speakers
    • 1st place: Jacob Zampino
    • 2nd place: Cole Toscano
    • 3rd place: Shae Reinberg
    • 4th place: Lizzy Andrews and Cormac Lynch* (tied)
    • 6th place: Brendan Lynch*
    • 7th place: Kevin Pratt*, Ethan Delves*, and Alex Kaneklides* (tied)
    • 10th place: Maggie Von Canon
    • 11th place: Daniel Perez Munoz and Evan Glass (tied)
    • 13th place: Christopher Clark*
    • 14th place: Nick Brown
    • 15th place: Meigan Bagwell
    • 16th place: Sheel Patel
    • 17th place: Noah Berman

* Denotes Coolidge Cup bid recipient (i.e., eligible debaters from top three teams, plus next six eligible non-repeated debaters based on speaker points)

 

2018-2019 Tournament #3 at Thales Academy Rolesville (Feb 16, 2019)

“Resolved: The United States federal government should make reducing the national debt a fiscal priority.”

  • Winning Team: Cole Toscano and Jacob Zampino
  • Runner-Up Team: Nick Lucovsky and Ashley Josey
  • Top Individual Speakers
    • 1st place: Ethan Delves
    • 2nd place: Meigan Bagwell
    • 3rd place: Kennedy Brooks
    • 4th place: Jacob Zampino

 

2018-2019 Tournament #2 at Thales Academy Apex (Nov 10, 2018)

“Resolved: The United States Federal Government should adopt a carbon tax.”

  • Winning Team: Savannah Coutts and Grace Senecal
  • Runner-Up Team: Patrick Foley and Maggie Von Canon
  • Top Individual Speakers
    • 1st place: Jacob Zampino
    • 2nd place: Cole Toscano and Ethan Delves (tied)

 

2018-2019 Tournament #1 at Thales Academy Rolesville (Aug 25, 2018)

“Resolved: The North Carolina state government should shift the weight of its K-12 education funding in favor of vouchers.”

  • Winning Team: Meigan Bagwell and Savanna Fortlage
  • Runner-Up Team: Munish Ganorkar and Alex Kaneklides
  • Top Individual Speakers
    • 1st place: Kennedy Brooks
    • 2nd place: Ethan Delves and Aimee Heroux (tied)

 


2017-2018 Tournament #4 at Franklin Academy (May 12, 2018)

“Resolved: For the United States, socialism would be a better economic system than capitalism for promoting the well-being of the average person.”

  • Winning Team: Noah Berman* and Ethan Delves*
  • Runner-Up Team: Munish Ganorkar* and Alex Kaneklides*
  • Top Individual Speakers
    • 1st place: Ethan Delves
    • 2nd place: Meigan Bagwell*
    • 3rd place: Aimee Heroux*
    • 4th place: Grayson Sakell*
    • 5th place: Connor Scanlon*

* Denotes Coolidge Cup bid recipient (i.e., eligible debaters from top two teams, plus next four eligible non-repeated debaters based on speaker points)

 

2017-2018 Tournament #3 at Thales Academy Apex (April 14, 2018)

“Resolved: A significant tariff on imported goods from Mexico is a good policy for the U.S. economy.”

  • Winning Team: Noah Berman and Ethan Delves
  • Runner-Up Team: Patrick Foley and Sheel Patel
  • Top Individual Speakers
    • 1st place: Noah Berman
    • 2nd place: Ethan Delves and Aimee Heroux (tied)

 

2017-2018 Tournament #2 at Thales Academy Rolesville

“Resolved: The United States should abolish the capital gains tax.”

  • Winning Team: (To be added)
  • Runner-Up Team: (To be added)
  • Top Individual Speakers
    • 1st place: (To be added)
    • 2nd place: (To be added)

 

2017-2018 Tournament #1 at Thales Academy Apex

Resolution to be added

  • Winning Team: (To be added)
  • Runner-Up Team: (To be added)
  • Top Individual Speakers
    • 1st place: (To be added)
    • 2nd place: (To be added)

 

Debaters compete in a Luddy Debate League tournament at Franklin Academy, May 2018