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Students to Participate in Debate League Championship Tournament

Release Date: 2/23/2011 2:50:25 PM

The Carroll County Debate League will hold its championship tournament on Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12, 2011, at Winters Mill High School. The tournament will be held beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and 9:15 a.m. on Saturday. The top debate teams in the county will be debating the topic Resolved: North Korea poses a more serious threat to United States national security than Iran.
These debates are designed for community involvement as judges to evaluate the students’ performance. Volunteers are needed to judge a few rounds of debate. Judges are especially needed for the Octofinal round on Saturday, March 12, at 1:30 p.m. Anyone who would be interested in judging a round or two of the tournament should contact Stan Day at
This is the fourth 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 whether NATO presence improves the lives of Afghan citizens, cyberbullying should be a criminal offense, plea bargaining undermines the criminal justice system, and Wikileaks is a threat to US national security. Forty-nine teams from the high schools have participated in 134 rounds with 38 parents and teachers evaluating their efforts.

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