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2024 Texas Star Great Debate (9th grade)

  • 18 Jun 2024
  • 23 Jun 2024
  • San Antonio, Texas
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2024 Texas Star Great Debate | June 18th - 23rd, 2024

Our Lady of the Lake University

San Antonio, Texas

About the Texas Star Great Debate

We are proud to announce the 2024 Texas Star Great Debate at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. With the support of the President's office, we are bringing back the 6-Day Great Debate to one of its first campuses. "OLLU" was the host of 6-Day programs in the early 2000s which would attract top leaders from Central and South Texas and often Northern Mexico. The 2024 program is slated to continue engaging future leaders from 

Through the years, NHI has cultivated relations with a significant number of universities, mostly private, as reference possibilities when selecting their preferences. As members of NHI’s College Register, these institutions are located throughout the U.S. and usually attend NHI college fairs and admission workshops that give them one-on-one communication with NHI students. On different occasions some of these institutions go a step further. They realize the importance of placing young minds in environments that excite the possibilities of college and make higher education real in their lives. 

What is the cost of the Great Debate?

Tuition for the Great Debates covers four days on a college in dorms, a full meal plan, private access to training areas, a college day exclusively for program participants, a staff-student ratio of one adult to every fifteen students, supplies and materials, a commemorative program T-Shirt, a certificate of participation, and a highly-motivating curriculum. Upon official acceptance to the program, NHI requires a 150.00 USD non-refundable deposit to secure your spot. Families manage tuition in various ways from setting up an approved payment plan, seeking out sponsors, easy online fundraising, or even qualify for special select community grants. NHI makes it a point to work with each family on their specific plans for tuition.

Students who complete in the Great Debate will be granted all the rights, privileges, and honors of NHI membership, so long as they remain in good standing and will hence be invited to future opportunities for personal development as well as volunteerism and faculty development within the organization.

The cost of the Great Debate is broken down  into distinct fees, all of which will culminate in supplying your student with the adequate resources for a fulfilling and fun leadership experience :

  • Application Fee - $25 (required to complete application, non-refundable)
  • Great Debate Non-Refundable Deposit - $150
  • Great Debate Tuition: $645 (does not include the $150 deposit)

What does the payment schedule look like?

NHI will provide details about the payment schedule upon acceptance into the program. 

NHI is committed to flexibility - that is, payment plans and fundraising tools are available to all families who request them. 

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