John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School

2020 — Online, MN/US

Welcome to the 2020 Virtual

John Edie Holiday Debate Tournament

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For those of you that know them.  We have more to celebrate!!!

Congratulations to Tom Linder-Pacheco and April Linder-Pacheco who welcomed Walter Embry on December 20th! You share your birthday with Shane. Now we have even more to celebrate during the Edie. Congratulations TAP and April!!  Walter Embry welcome to the Blake Debate family!

---- Day 2 Thank you -- some food for all our guests-----

Although this year we are not able to share our traditional Minnesota hospitality -- baked goods for the tab room and hired judges, an incredible spread in the judges' lounge constantly refreshed by parents, or chicken fingers or wild rice soup available at the kiosks at the Marriott City Center -- we still wanted to share a little bit from our families to yours.

Here is a book of Blake Debate Recipes we hope you enjoy. We hope that in sharing some of our recipes, stories, and pictures, you will want to share and make some of your own.
With that, one request. There is a lot of food insecurity here in the Twin Cities, throughout the US, and around the world. If you are able and so inclined, we ask that you donate to a food bank in your area. The money you would have spent for a dinner at our tournament (or more) could help a lot. 
The money we would have spent to prepare the baked goods has been donated to Second Harvest Heartland to help families in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Give to your local food bank or to Second Harvest. 
We hope that you all have a wonderful tournament and then a wonderful break. And, perhaps together we can reduce food insecurity.


-- Tournament invite is linked  on the right hand column. There is important diversity and inclusion information.

-- ALL JUDGE Cameras are ON when students are speaking or in questioning portion of the debate

--The majority of information will be under each division or in a custom page in the right hand column



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