Nevada Union High School’s Muir, Anderson win again |

Nevada Union High School’s Muir, Anderson win again

After a big win in September in Long Beach, Nevada Union High School novice debaters Devin Anderson and Kelly Muir have done it again. This time they beat out 17 other first year teams at the Damus Hollywood Invitational at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks. The Notre Dame tournament attracts nationally competitive, top level debate programs in both varsity and novice divisions.

Anderson and Muir participated in an after school debate program while they were still in middle school at Grass Valley Charter. The after school program is run by NUHS varsity debaters and introduces students to the basics of argumentation. This year the two enrolled in the “Competitive Debate” elective at NUHS and joined the award-winning team.

The NUHS Debate Team competes successfully on the national level in policy debate, a grueling form of two-on-two intellectual 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 the next few months, the NUHS team will send competitors to tournaments in Carlsbad, Spokane, Las Vegas, Stanford, Sacramento and Berkeley.

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