UAA SEAWOLF DEBATE PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
“UAA’s Seawolf Debate Program presents a scholarship competition that engages Alaskan high school and college students in the conversation about Alaska’s fiscal future. This contest was made possible by Atwood Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation, Northrim Bank and GCI in partnership with UAA and Seawolf Debate.
$10,000 in scholarships are available, and entries are open now until January 15th! For more information and to enter, go to www.debatingakfuture.com
Students must choose a partner, then choose one of three controversial topics that have been selected that relate to Alaska’s fiscal future. Together with their partner, students create a Pro and Con case and record a video of arguments for and against their topic. Those videos are then uploaded to our website for the public to view. The public will vote for the top teams who will be invited to participate in a live debate competition in Anchorage in April 2017. Travel, room and board will be covered for teams traveling from outside Anchorage. The live competition will be open to the public, and we will also provide for one chaperone to accompany entrants that are under 18.
Tell your friends, students, kids, parents or anyone who can get the word out to help amplify the voices of young Alaskans on this important topic. This contest help them build their skills, resumes, and possibly win scholarship money for their education. This is also a great opportunity for extra credit in classrooms, or to incorporate into learning objectives for all students.
More information for competitors, parents, and teachers is available on our website. This includes FAQ’s, contest rules, and other important information. There is also a short course on “How to Debate” to help students get started, as well as an example video, and a selection research material for each topic. We look forward to hearing from the next generation of Alaskans on these important issues!”
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DDF STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 23-25, 2017
East Anchorage High School in Anchorage
Hosted by: ASAA, UAA, & Anchorage School District
State Championship policies and procedures, deadlines, required forms, resources and more.
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• 2016 Drama, Debate & Forensics Program