The "Tournament of Champions" is proud to host of THE JULIA BURKE AWARD, an award presented annually to a policy debater at the "Tournament of Champions" Awards Ceremony.
At the time of her passing, Julia Burke was recognized as one of the twelve top rising debaters in the country and was one of the first four debaters that Professor Patterson invited to be a "Patterson Fellow" at the 1999 Kentucky National High School Debate Institute.
The purpose of the JULIA BURKE AWARD is to recognize a policy debater who most closely demonstrates the characteristics that Julia valued and displayed in her love for the activity of debate.
THESE QUALITIES INCLUDE:
Excellence in, and passion for, the activity of debate
A commitment to helping othersLove and respect for the debate community
A dedication to maintaining friendships despite the pressures of competition at the highest level.
A perpetual and an individual trophy
A $2,000 college scholarship
A $2,000 contribution to the charity of the recipient's choice.
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