About Us & Activities

Middle School Debate

In conjunction with Dr. Steven Koch of Capital University and the Columbus City Schools, the Columbus Branch offers a Middle School Debate twice a year - winter and spring. Dr. Koch, an ESU member and Director of Debate at Capital, has worked with the Columbus City Schools for several years to provide a debate experience for area middle school students. The Branch became involved about three years ago and offers assistance by providing funding, judges and timekeepers. The Middle School Debate Program has enriched the lives of these middle school students and introduced them to many areas - research, reasoning skills, speaking skills, ability to think on your feet - all of which will help them in their future endeavors.