Peddie will be represented by three outside judges, including renowned Trenton Central High School Coach Nicholas Cirillo, a former attorney, and a recent graduate of the Princeton Debate Program. After three elimination rounds, there will be a final round which decides the winner.
The MAPL Debate Champions will then be given a certificate of achievement for excellence in debate.
In resurrecting this decades long tradition all three schools hopes "that further MAPL Debate Competitions will eventually give way to a formal MAPL Debate League."
Elias Gerasoulis, the founder and president of Peddie's Debate Team, said "we are building the infrastructure required for competitive debate at independent schools, an area that has been dominated by public schools these past few decades."