I would recommend this to others who are interested in solving problems and who are creative.
— Maya Waid, 12-year old student from Skyline Middle School


After months of work, Club participants presented their final talks in front of a packed audience at JMU's Grafton-Stovall Theater. We could not have done this without Dr. Mike Davis and his JMU Debate Team. Thanks to JMU Videographer Chris Meyers for his outstanding support and for capturing these presentations (April 24, 2016). See them in their entirety below. If you know a middle school student who may wish to apply for the Winter 2017 session, see the sign up button below. 

Mallory and Maya: Heading in the Wrong Direction

Niranjan: Deforestation

Brigid: More Than a Pretty Face

Citlalli: Human Trafficking

Miles: Learn from Yesterday for a Better Tomorrow

Avery: Never too Little to Make an Impact - Youth and Politics

Reese and Harlee: What's the Problem?

Natlie: The Benefits of Being a Bookworm

Anish: Buzz on Bees

Ella: Why Rockingham County Should Offer a Second Language in Elementary Schools.