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Winters Mill Debate Team Wins First Place in National Tournament

Release Date: 12/8/2008 2:32:48 PM

The Winters Mill High School debate team took first place in Public Forum Debate at the fifth annual George Mason University Patriot Games tournament. The tournament was held the weekend of December 6-7, 2008 on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Many of the best teams from across the country participated in the tournament.
 
Ryan Meadows and Gerrit Spieker won the Individual Public Forum Championship on a 4-1 decision. During the weekend, they defeated teams from New Jersey, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, and Iowa. Arsheya Patel and Rob Kapp finished in the top 8 by making Quarterfinals in Public Forum.
 
This is the first national-level tournament win for speech and debate in Carroll County.

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