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Team USA Debate Showcase
Monday, January 5, 2015

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for the USA Debate Showcase at The Ronald Reagan Library on January 5th, 2015. From over 130,000 students, 12 students are selected to represent our country on the prestigious USA Debate Team. You have a chance to watch the team compete, meet the students and tour The Reagan Library! The team will be competing in World Schools style debate, a unique and dynamic style of debate, unlike any other practiced in the United States. The debate will feature a dynamic format combining the concepts of "prepared" topics with "impromptu" topics, requiring debaters to focus on specified issues rather than debate theory or procedural arguments. The topic of the debate will be “Executive Action in matters such as immigration reform.”

So far this year USA Debate has competed in New Orleans, New York and Germany. They will traveling to Slovenia and Singapore in 2015 as well.  You don't want to miss this special opportunity to watch the team at the USA Debate Showcase. 

10:00 am – 11:00 am USA Debate Showcase
11:00 am – 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am   Meet the Team!

The debate on January 5th is free to attend; however, reservations are required.

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As this is an event open to students, anyone under the age of 18 must be registered and accompanied by an adult. If a student is attending this event on behalf of a school, the teacher or administrator must register the class and accompany the students.

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Medal of Honor Forum
Thursday, February 12, 2015

On Thursday, February 12th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, in partnership with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, will host a panel of Medal of Honor Recipients who will share their stories of courage, commitment and sacrifice with a student audience.

The Medal of Honor Character Development Program is a teaching resource designed by teachers to provide students with opportunities to explore the important concepts of: Courage, Commitment, Sacrifice, Patriotism, Integrity, and Citizenship.

While drawn from the personal accounts of our living Medal of Honor recipients, this collection of lesson plans does not glorify or glamorize war. On the contrary, these dramatic "living histories" and the accompanying instructional activities encourage students to consider courage from their own perspectives.

The Character Development Program is the legacy of the Medal of Honor recipients, who view the program as the way they can inspire the youth of America to be great citizens of their communities, their country, and the world.
Priority seating will be for schools and teachers who have implemented the Character Development Program in their classroom.

When: February 12th, 2015
Panel- 10:00am -11:00am
Book Signing - 11:00am-11:30am

General Public Registration will open January 2015!

If you are a teacher interested in bringing a group of students, please email Brianna Gesler at

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