Seattle Country Day School (2619 Fourth Ave. N.) will host the Pacific Northwest Debate Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Eight Seattle-area schools will attend: Seattle Country Day School, University Prep, The Overlake School, Open Window School, Explorer West Middle School, Eastside Preparatory School and The Bush School. A total of 88 students from these eight schools will participate in the debate competition, and awards will be given to top speakers and teams.

The Jan. 11 debate is the second of three tournaments planned for the 2013-14 school year. The final debate will be hosted by University Prep on Feb. 1.

Former Open Window School teacher Dan Gulotta founded the Pacific Northwest Debate League during the 1012-13 school year.