Alumni Spotlight: Jack Thompson

Over the course of the past few weeks, I have had an ongoing conversation with OCDL alum Jack Thompson. We discussed how OCDL has impacted his life and what he has done since his last middle school debate through the league.  Jack is currently a senior at San Juan Hills High School and started competing … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Jack Thompson

2020 OCDL Holiday Tournament Results

On December 5, 2020, the Orange County Debate League [OCDL] held its annual Holiday Tournament on the video communication platform, Zoom.  Over two hundred students from different schools competed in four rounds of debate on the following topics:  Defund the police  People should not eat meat.  Requiring video to be on during distance learning does … Continue reading 2020 OCDL Holiday Tournament Results

Alumni Spotlight: Shreya Chitoori

This past week, I had the pleasure of speaking to one of Orange County Debate League’s Alumni, Shreya Chitoori.  Shreya just graduated from Sage Hill High School and is currently a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is studying Molecular and Cellular Biology on the Pre-Med track.  She started competing in OCDL … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Shreya Chitoori

Reflection: My experience teaching at the first virtual debate workshop

Saturday, September 19th marked the first-ever Orange County Debate League (OCDL) digital workshop. Students, teachers, and coaches came together for a day of fun and engaging classes.  In addition to preparing students for the coming season, this yearly event helps raise funds for the OCDL program, its tournaments, and other league-related activities.  However, this year, … Continue reading Reflection: My experience teaching at the first virtual debate workshop

Workshop and Season Dates Announced

The OCDL is excited to announce the dates for the 2020-2021 season. Middle School Workshop – September 19Scramble – October 24Holiday Tournament – December 5Winter Classic – January 30Spring Tournament – March 13OCDL Championship – May 15 High School Fall Tournament – November 7Winter Tournament – February 6Spring Tournament – April 24 The 2020 Orange … Continue reading Workshop and Season Dates Announced


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