Nevada Union Debate Team takes first |

Nevada Union Debate Team takes first

The award winning Nevada Union Debate Team brought home another trophy, this time from the Jack Howe Memorial Tournament. Novices Kelly Muir and Devin Anderson won the combined novice/junior varsity division in policy debate at the tournament on September 25 and 26. Held on the CSU Long Beach campus, the Jack Howe Memorial is a large, national circuit invitational tournament hosting many forms of debate and speech competition.

Muir and Anderson demonstrated stamina and strategic skill competing in six preliminary rounds and three elimination rounds of challenging debate on the topic of domestic surveillance.

A junior varsity team from Nevada Union also qualified for elimination rounds, as did one of the varsity teams. Per team tradition, eliminated debaters enthusiastically stepped up to help prepare teammates who progressed to the next round.

The Nevada Union Debate Team competes successfully on the national level in policy debate, a grueling form of two-on-two academic competition. The team holds a unique position as an award-winning rural public high school program in a field dominated by urban and private schools. In October, the NU team will send competitors to tournaments in Dallas, Fullerton, Stockton and Las Vegas.

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