Little Rock Presents The Eras Tournament

2023 — Little Rock, AR/US

Allison Award

The LRCH Speech & Debate family tragically lost Khyree Allison on February 22, 2021. Khyree was a member of the LRCH Debate team from 2016 to 2019, during which time he distinguished himself as a formidable force in Policy Debate.

Khyree was also committed to mentoring young debaters and was an active participant in all of our team's community outreach efforts. He was especially passionate about our youth debate and Debate Like a Girl initiatives during his tenure on the team.

Khyree was kind, funny, patient, and encouraging. He is missed tremendously. Our team honors his memory with a special award in his name presented at the Little Rock Classic each year. The recipient of the Khyree Allison Award for Debate Excellence will receive a special memorial plaque and a donation in their name to the charity of their choice.

Nominees should be senior debaters who have committed themselves to the activity and their team, and who have demonstrated a sincere investment in promoting debate as a safe and inclusive space for young competitors. Letters of nomination (please include the charity of the nominee's choice should they be the recipient) should be sent to no later than Monday, October 16, 2023.