New York Senate Passes Resolution Honoring the New York City Urban Debate League!


Last week was another historic week for the New York City Debate League when the New York State Senate passed Senate Resolution 429 to recognize the achievements of the New York City Great Debaters!  Senator Rivera sponsored the legislation and it was unanimously passed by the State Senate with thunderous applause to recognize New York’s most award winning academic program!  This follows our recognition by the White House as the nation’s top after school program in the arts and humanities!  And in a sneak peak of next week’s newsletter – recognition by the Bronx Borough President as one of the city’s top academic programs! From the city to the state to national awards – there is no debate – why we call our students the Great Debaters!

“WHEREAS, A great state is only as great as those individuals who perform exemplary service on behalf of their community, whether through unique achievement in professional or other endeavors, or simply through a lifetime of good citizenship; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body that when individuals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our attention it is appropriate to publicly proclaim and commend those individuals for the edification and emulation of others; and
WHEREAS, Such service, which is truly the lifeblood of the community and the State, so often goes unrecognized and unheralded”