Great Communicator Debates Midwest Region

2017 — Independence, MO/US

The 2017 Ronald Reagan Foundation Great Communicator Debate Series Midwest Division will occur on April 7 & 8.

Preliminaries will be Friday at Truman HS at




6:15, followed by dinner & announcement of advancing entries.


Elimination rounds will be Saturday  at the Truman Presidential Library in Independence.

9:00  Quarter Finals

11:00 Semi-Finals

Lunch for Finalists & Judges

1:00  Finals

Each school may enter up to 8 entries.

Entry fees are $50 for 1-4 students and $100 for 5-8 students. Payment MUST be received by registration on April 7. See the "Payment Process & Fees" tab for more info.

Each school must provide one judge for every 4 entries.

Snacks & dinner Friday will be provided for all participants. Breakfast & lunch will be provided for those advancing to elimination rounds on Saturday.

If you have any questions, please contact


RESOLVED: The United States should provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

View the Reagan Foundation's topic resources online here.


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