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debate

Politics
1. a formal discussion, as in a legislative body, in which opposing arguments are put forward
2. the formal presentation and opposition of a specific motion, followed by a vote
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The team's final event of the year will be the National Speech and Debate Championship Tournament, where Hagen, Sproul and Taylor-Ladd will be competing in Birmingham, Ala.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Speech and debate, president, Grade 12; treasurer, Grade 11; Model U.
David, who has 20 trophies as well as numerous plaques and medals, said he enjoys speech and debate because it gives him insight into myriad topics.
A team of 15 students from Bellarmine College Preparatory competed in the National Speech and Debate Tournament and brought home the top Team Award of Excellence in both Speech and Debate, the only school in the nation to do so.
Everybody has an idea and speech and debate helps bring those ideas out.
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