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Debate Team


Activity Name: Debate Team
 
Description: Students work together to learn basic debating skills, research and write casework to compete in local, regional and national debate tournaments. The focus of the debate is on the competing values inherent in a proposition, or resolve. Debaters present and argue either the affirmative or negative case on the resolution. Focus is on arguing a position from a distinct value position, relying on case technique, and logical argumentation.  Students are benefited by skill building in public speaking, research, and writing.
 
Eligibility Requirements: Enrollment in Debate Class or previous competitive debate experience
 
Coach: Jeremy Starkweather  
 
Meets When:   Saturdays   8 – 10 times per year         
 
Where:     Area Schools                     
 
Membership Limit:  TBA
 
Procedure for Joining:    Enroll in the Debate Class
 
ALL EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY INITIAL MEETINGS AND SIGN UP TIMES ARE ANNOUNCED IN THE WRITTEN ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PNN EVERYDAY. YOU CAN SEE THE DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THE PENN HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE ON THE UPPER LEFT CORNER – “TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS.”