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

March 14 Tournament Cancelled

We write to share important information about new steps that we must take with respect to Covid-19 for the March 14 Spring Tournament. To ensure the safety of our entire community, the tournament is canceled.  We greatly appreciate the support received from the entire OCDL Community as we work with health authorities and government officials to take … Continue reading March 14 Tournament Cancelled

Seattle Travel Opportunity

Each year the OCDL creates travel opportunities for debaters interested in competing against other leagues around the country.  This year the OCDL is proud to announce a trip for students to try another style of debate: public forum! Check out the invitation here. And dowload the application here.

February 1 Tournament Topics

The topics for the tournament on February 1 are as follows: Managed retreat plans are BAD for coastal communities Daylight savings time should be permanent

Big Apple Meets Big Orange

On Saturday, November 2nd, eighteen OCDL students (and a few of their parents) attended the New York Debate League’s Fall Tournament at West Side Secondary School in Manhattan. The tournament featured roughly 120 students from local schools including Dalton, Nightingale and the Hackley School debating the following topics: Schools should be year round Adolescents should … Continue reading Big Apple Meets Big Orange


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