Debate Champions

MN State Debate Champions

Over the weekend, LGN Partner Kate Baxter-Kauf‘s daughter, Kiernan, and her partner Max Ulven emerged as MSHSL State Debate Champions in Policy Debate after 8 challenging rounds. Kate is a coach and advisory board member for the Minnesota Urban Debate League (MNUDL), whose programs support competitive academic debate in urban Twin Cities schools and enable more than 1000 students per year to research, learn, and argue.  LGN is a longtime supporter of the MNUDL – partner Gregg Fishbein is a founding and longtime advisory board member, and LGN has long been an annual sponsor of the Mayor’s Challenge, the MNUDL’s longest-running annual fundraiser.

LGN proudly supports MNUDL’s programs which empower students, like Kiernan, to become policymakers addressing global issues. These initiatives help foster self-confidence and inspire debaters to extend their advocacy skills into their local communities.

Congratulations to all teams that competed at the State Debate Championship. What an inspiring group of future leaders!

MN Urban Debate League