Debaters from L.V. Rogers secondary are preparing for next month’s challenge.

Debate teams solid at opening tourney

The three junior and senior teams debated well with all debaters improving on personal scores over the three debates.

The L.V. Rogers secondary debate team had a solid showing at their first tournament of the year at J.L. Crowe secondary.

The three junior and senior teams debated well with all debaters improving on personal scores over the three debates.

Congratulations go to Tia Huttemann for her third place finish in the senior category.

The three junior teams were also extremely impressive in their debuts! The team will be hosting its 3rd annual winter debate tournament on Saturday, December 7 and is looking for judges.

The debate format is impromptu (students get their topic one hour before the first debate) and the emphasis is on selling the sizzle and a convincing performance, and less on the research (because there isn’t any time to research).

Students tend to enjoy the format.

Debate judging is a lot of fun and requires no experience. A judges meeting/workshop will be held at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

Snacks, coffee, lunch, and the promise of a great time will also be provided.

Anyone able to help out either for the full day (until about 2 p.m.) or for half a day (morning or afternoon) please contact the school as soon as possible.

Three judges per debate are needed.

Community members interested in volunteering as judges or moderators are asked to contact Jeff Yasinchuk at jyasinchuk@sd8.bc.ca.

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