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Students to Participate in Debate League Championship Tournament

Release Date: 3/1/2010 9:22:06 AM

The Carroll County Debate League will hold its championship tournament on Friday and Saturday, March 12 and 13, 2010, at Winters Mill High School. The tournament will be held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.
     
The topic for debate at this tournament is Resolved: Affirmative action to promote equal opportunity in the United States is justified. Anyone who would be interested in judging a round or two of the tournament should contact Stan Day at standay2008@yahoo.com.
     
This is the third year for the Carroll County Debate League. The purpose of this organization is to provide debate experience in a competitive atmosphere in which a student may test his/her training and skills in analyzing issues, researching evidence, and preparing and presenting persuasive arguments.
     
During previous tournaments, students debated global poverty reduction over environmental protection, failed nations as a greater threat than stable nations, President Obama’s troop increase in Afghanistan, and political lobbying does more harm than good. Thirty-six teams from the high schools have participated in 109 rounds with 30 parents and teachers evaluating their efforts.

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