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MHS Debate Students Compete in National Championships

Sophomore will compete in extemporaneous speaking in other national events this month.

For the first time in Millburn Forensics Team history, debaters qualified for the Public Forum Debate in the Tournament of Champions in Lexington, Kentucky.

Four students represented the Millburn High School Forensics team at the 2012 Debate Tournament of Champions, which was held the last weekend in April.

Juniors Steven Yaffe and Saachi Gupta competed in Public Forum debate, Junior Yang Yi competed in Lincoln Douglas debate, and Sophomore Chase Harrison was invited to the first-ever Extemporaneous Speaking Round Robin.

The tournament was hosted by the University of Kentucky from April 28 to 30 and featured approximately 70 of the best debaters in each event. Teams from around the country were invited based on their performances since September at national circuit tournaments.

Sophomore Chase Harrison came in 4th place out of 11 competitors in the
Extemporaneous Speaking Round Robin and won the final round, speaking on the topic of “What priorities should the African Union should set for itself?”

Juniors Yi, Gupta and Yaffe went 4-3 in preliminary rounds. Chase Harrison will compete at the Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions in Chicago this weekend and the Catholic Nationals in Baltimore and Nationals in Indianapolis later this month.

Dazed not Confused May 10, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Congratulations to our star speakers! Wonderful to see students engaged in current events, global politics and the art of communication.

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