2017 Urban Debater of the Year

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2017 Urban Debater of the Year Announced

NAUDL URBAN DEBATER OF THE YEAR AWARD

NAUDL's Urban Debaters Are Winners

Urban debaters are winners - not just in debate, but also in life. Urban debate helps them beat the odds and find a path to success. Every year NAUDL recognizes the life-changing power of debate through its Urban Debater of the Year Award. NAUDL gives this award to a high school senior who has demonstrated: (1) dedication to debate; (2) improvement in debate performance; and (3) improvement in school performance and leadership in the community. This year NAUDL received 20 nominations. From among this group of talented debaters and accomplished students, NAUDL choose seven finalists who will receive college scholarship awards. 

Urban Debater of the Year

Renae Salunga

League: Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League
High School: Marc and Eva Stern Math and Science School 
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Finalists


Malachi Ambrose
League: Bay Area Urban Debate League 
High School: Skyline High School 
Bio 
Essay

 

Denise Medina 
League:Silicon Valley Urban Debate League
High School: Silver Creek High School

Essay

 

Ivy Cheung
Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League
Downtown Magnets High School
Bio

Essay

 

Zoe Rollins
League:St. Louis Urban Debate League
High School: McKinley Classical Leadership Academy
Bio

Essay


Christine Harris
League: Bay Area Urban Debate League
High School: Skyline High School
Bio

Essay

 


Keoni Scott Reid 
League: Washington Debate League
High School: Largo Senior High School
Bio

Essay

 

 


Veronica Martinez
League: Chicago Debate League
High School: The Ogden International High School of Chicago
Bio

Essay