By Jasper Collier
On August 1st, the sixteen contestants of “now Debate this” toured President Lincoln’s Cottage as part of their 15 day, 6 city road trip designed to immerse them in the lives of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The students took at tour of the Cottage and participated in a debate on Lincoln’s Emancipation policy through the award winning “Lincoln’s Toughest Decisions” program located in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center at President Lincoln’s Cottage.
The contestants will engage in debates focusing on these two national figures, eventually competing for a $150,000 scholarship. Updated news as well as contestant blogs can be viewed at the contest website by clicking here: http://www.nowdebatethis.com/v2/