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Nicole Serrano – Award Winning Debate Coach



Nicole Serrano is the Executive Director for the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance, the 2012 National Outstanding Urban Debate League. As a high school coach at Lexington High School (MA) and Montgomery Bell Academy (TN), Nicole has coached teams to the top four of nearly every major national high school tournament including National Forensics League Championships, The Tournament of Champions, Harvard University Invitation and more. She has also coached students to numerous top ten speaker awards, including a top five speaker at the Glenbrooks, Harvard, Emory University’s Barkley Forum, and NFL’s tournaments. Now in Dallas, TX, Nicole has tripled the number of schools and students that participate in debate in just two years by writing the curriculum used in the 35 schools and working hands-on with nearly 700 students across the school year. Dallas Urban Debate students have won several debate scholarships and national recognition, including the “Great Space Debate”, a public debate at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in 2012. In addition to being a previous member of the Executive Board for the National Debate Coaches Association, Nicole has won the Bronx Science Achievement Award for her contributions to the debate community.

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