We write to share important information about new steps that we must take with respect to Covid-19 for the March 14 Spring Tournament. To ensure the safety of our entire community, the tournament is canceled.
We greatly appreciate the support received from the entire OCDL Community as we work with health authorities and government officials to take necessary steps in support of the safety and education of our community and surrounding communities.
For more information related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019, please visit coronavirus.gov. Please stay safe and share this correspondence with students, families, judges, and other volunteers.
Precautions to Continue to Take:
• Wash your hands for 20 seconds
• Use hand sanitizer
• Avoid shaking hands
• Disinfect frequently touched objects using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
• Stay home when you are sick and avoid close contact with those who are sick
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Big Apple Meets Big Orange
On Saturday, November 2nd, eighteen OCDL students (and a few of their parents) attended the New York Debate League’s Fall Tournament at West Side Secondary School in Manhattan. The tournament featured roughly 120 students from local schools including Dalton, Nightingale and the Hackley School debating the following topics:
- Schools should be year round
- Adolescents should have the right to make their own medical decisions
- Museums should return artifacts to their country of origin
For this tournament, the OCDL students were part of a conglomerate squad comprised of debaters from five different schools. The individual debaters included Kha-han D, Chloette H, Courtney H, Sina E, Sabina S, CJ S, Lance Y, Luca S, Kion M, Ryan M. Deema J, Iris S, Naomi T, Sasha C, Noelle K, Stavan S, Christian J, and Erik U. And in keeping with the spirit of travel tournament success, the group took home a first place squad award for both total wins and percetage wins!
Each year the OCDL creates travel opportunities for debaters interested in competing against other leagues around the country. This year the OCDL is proud to announce a trip for students to try another style of debate: public forum!
Check out the invitation here.
And dowload the application here.