Now in its sixth year, HUDL serves over 650 students in 29 HISD high schools and has enjoyed increasing competitive success in local, state and even national tournaments. Click here to watch The HUDL Story
In 2013, HUDL teams placed among the top teams in the nation at the National Association for Urban Debate League’s Urban Debate National Championship in Washington, D.C. Through the generosity of its supporters, the HUDL is able to offer students the trajectory-changing benefits of debate.
B. Elliot Memorial Tournament
The past HUDL tournament took place on Friday, January 17th and Saturday, January 18th at Jack Yates High School. The tournament was dedicated to the memory of Brett L. Elliott, one of Houston’s most respected communicators, who was taken from his friends and family on March 30, 2009. Brett loved debate and believed strongly in the transformative power of the activity. He was also a passionate and early supporter of HUDL-attending the first HUDL City Championship Gala days before his passing.
2013 Seminar One
Debaters, coaches, mentors and volunteers all came together Saturday, September 7, 2013 to take part of the HUDL’s first seminar of the 2013-2014 season. A total of 260 students attended and represented 18 different high schools from the Greater Houston area. Topics included, embracing debate as a “Superpower” by board member Zenobia Harris, and “Extempt 101” by Mathew Whitley. Don’t miss out on the upcoming HUDL events; visit our “Events” tab for more information.
2013 Coaches Workshop
On August 7, 2013, the Houston Urban Debate League (HUDL) began to prepare for the opening of its sixth season with a coaches workshop. Located at The Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, coaches from the Houston area came together with the end goal of learning new techniques to better prepare their students for the 2013-2014 debate season. Guest speakers included Dr. Bill English, Debbie Waddell, and Shanna Schultz .