Victorious Calverton DebatersThank you to all of our debaters, parents, coaches, and volunteers who joined us last Saturday at our End of Year Celebration!

We had a wonderful time at the Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium, eating nachos, taking photos with Poe the Raven, and enjoying the amazing power and positivity of the Baltimore Urban Debate Community. We even gave out a few awards! Below are the honorees:

Volunteer of the Year
Given to an exemplary volunteer who supports and furthers the BUDL mission.
Jayson Myers

Giving Back Award
Presented to Alumni and/or Volunteers who have, through their actions, given back to BUDL in a meaningful way.
Latin Graves
Kieran Lerch
Maria Cedillo

Elementary/Middle School Coach of the Year
Coach Alexis Suskin-Sperry, Green Street Academy

High School Coach of the Year
Andrew Pappas, Baltimore Polytechnic High School

The Cardin Cup
An award given to a middle school to honor extraordinary members of the Baltimore Urban Debate League Family who demonstrate a love of life, learning and community.
Friendship Preparatory Academy at Calverton

Debater of the Year
Given to a debater who embodies the values of the Baltimore Urban Debate League.
Wayne Young, ’15

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