SouthCentral GCDS Regional

2023 — Dallas, TX/US

Welcome to the 2023 Season of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute's Great Communicator Debate Series!

Our 2023 Regional Topic is

Resolved: All United States citizens should serve one year of mandatory national service between the ages of 18 and 26.

We hope you will join us at the in-person SouthCentral Regional GCDS competition. All rounds on Saturday will be held at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

We are excited to announce that each in-person Regional Competition will include a special event at no additional cost to you. We want to make each of our qualifying tournaments extra-special for students and for adults.

Stay tuned for official announcements about what the SouthCentral Region has in store for you!

Thanks to the generosity of the Sumners Foundation, we are pleased to offer transportation scholarships to Texas schools needing financial support to travel to the SouthCentral Great Communicator Debate Series Regional Qualifier in Dallas, TX.

To apply for scholarship funds, please send a request describing financial need and include any relevant information (i.e. Title One, school/community data) to

Scholarship applications must be received by 5pm CT on April 3. Funds are limited.

An expectation of receiving transportation scholarships is to have students competing in or staying to watch GCDS debate elimination rounds through the final round of debate at 6pm CT.

Please see needed information and forms in the boxes to the right on your screen.

On behalf of your Regional host Amberley Tanner, Regional location host Dr. Ben Voth, location site Southern Methodist University, and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute,

Christine Adams, GCDS Program Coordinator