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Atlanta Debate Team Earns 2021 District 14AAA District Champion Speech Team

Posted Date: 04/01/2021

The Atlanta Debate Team traveled to Region 8 on Wednesday, March 31, to compete in District Speech and Debate Lincoln Douglas, Persuasive and Informative Extemporaneous Speaking.  Lincoln Douglas is a one on one debate about the morality of a certain topic, this year's being, Resolved: When in conflict, digital privacy ought to be valued above public security.  Extemporaneous speaking involves receiving a topic and creating a 7 minute speech in a 30 minute time frame that must include cited sources, and then delivering that speech to a panel of judges.  In Lincoln Douglas Debate, Manuel Olvera went 3 and 0 to clench 1st place and earned the highest speaker, earning him the coveted golden gavel.  Cademon Larson came in 2nd place with Jon Kennedy finishing in 3rd.  All will be advancing to regionals.  In Persuasive Extemp, our own Alex Jones placed 1st with Will Porterfieldd placing 3rd.  Both are advancing to regionals.  Informative Extemp had Ingrid, a first time competitor in district, placing 2nd and Caedmon Larson, also a first time competitor in district, placing 3rd.  Both will be advancing to regionals. These events along with Congressional Debate, Policy Debate, Prose and Poetry, have earned Atlanta the 2021 District 14AAA District Champion Speech Team!  Congratulations to these hard working students in their accomplishments.  Good luck at regionals!