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D’Back Debaters win first place at War of the Words tournament!


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D’Back debaters won the NextGen Debate League – The War of the Words Tournament
hosted by John Glenn Middle School on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.
debate speaker Coaches: Karen Flaherty & Jiawoei Hu
First place team:
Carson Dean, Jacob Stevens, Kyle Lang
First place school:
Carson Dean, Jacob Stevens, Kyle Lang, Haley Edgington, Gabrielle White,
Joshua Risk, Michael Romero, Irma Aguilar,
Speaker awards:
1st  place speaker -Gavel: Jacob Stevens, 8th grade
2nd place speaker – Carson Dean, 8th grade
3rd place speaker – Haley Edgington, 8th grade
4th place speaker -Kyle Lang, 8th grade
6th place speaker – Gabrielle White, 7th grade
7th place speaker – Joshua Risk, 8th grade

Topics:
  -On balance, playing video games does more good than harm.
– The sale of human organs should be legal.
– The risks of artificial intelligence outweighs the rewards.
– The penny should be abolished.
Participating Schools:
Desert Ridge Academy
John Glenn Middle School
Bobby Duke Middle School, Coachella Valley Unified
Desert Christian Academy,  Bermuda Dunes
League Championship will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Desert Ridge Academy.
For more information about middle school debate, contact Karen Flaherty – [email protected] or Lynn Schwimmer – [email protected]

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