Past Results & Photos

The Coolidge Cup is a national speech and debate tournament sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and held in Plymouth, Vermont. Below are resolutions, results, and photos from past tournaments.

2021 Coolidge Cup

Declamation

  • Winner:
  • Runner-Up:
  • Third Place:
  • Videos (To be added)

Debate

(Resolution to be announced in the spring of 2021.)

  • Winner:
  • Runner-Up:
  • Semi-finalists:
  • Rank results of the Preliminary Round and of the Elimination Round (To be added)
  • Video of the Championship Round (To be added)

 


2020 Coolidge Cup

“Resolved: The benefits of the shutdown of the U.S. economy due to the coronavirus are worth the costs.”


2019 Coolidge Cup

“Resolved: The United States federal government should adopt a policy of unilateral free trade.”


2018 Coolidge Cup

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


2017 Coolidge Cup

“Resolved: The United States federal and state governments should shift the weight of their K-12 education funding in favor of vouchers.”


2016 Coolidge Cup

“Resolved: Immigrants contribute to the industry, wealth, and civic culture of the United States.”

  • Winner: Zoe Lovelace (Houston, TX)
  • Runner-Up: Aram Moghaddassi (Woodbury, NY)
  • Full results not available
  • Photos on Flickr.com

 

Debaters compete in a quarterfinal round inside the Wilder Barn at the 2018 Coolidge Cup