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Students and Faculty Participate in 1st Annual Academic Debate

posted Apr 15, 2014, 12:52 AM by Brian Lawler   [ updated May 31, 2014, 3:42 AM ]
Not only was there a debate on March 26th, but there was also a student reporter on-hand to provide this account of the event:





Hi, my name is Diane and I am an 8th grade student at Paul Revere. On March 26, 2014 we had a student vs. staff debate. It was a fun experience watching and learning from the debate. In class we would have a small debate every week. In my opinion I think debating is fun because we get a chance to stand up to what we believe in. From debates we can learn the pros and cons of things that will help our world be better. In this debate, 3 8th graders, 2 6th grades and 1 7th grader, along with Ms. Afflick and Mr. Campos got on stage and debated the pros and cons of assisted suicide laws. It was nice experience watching these kids be brave and prove their point. I was really nervous for them, speaking in front of all these people. I was proud of them and I had fun time watching them. They learned so much and I learned a lot too. I hope next time I could do what they did. They're really inspiring and debates might even help them succeed in the future.



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