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Mar 4

Middle schoolers debate

From there the students were split into two teams for the debate. There was the For Two Party Team, and the Against Two Party Team. These teams worked for two weeks to gather evidence, craft arguments, and prepare possible counter arguments. Then came the debate. Each team has an opening statement, three arguments, and a closing statement. They also had to be prepared to counter the other team's argument and defend their argument from the opposing sides' counter arguments.  

Each team made sure that every member participated in the event. Each side did an excellent job. The Against Two Party, especially, had a fantastic counter argument team. This contributed to the Against winning the debate. Their argument team was strong as well. A number of students also won MVP awards for speaking skills, preparation, agumentative skills or commanding presence.

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