Debate Team Argues Its Way To The Top (Pics)
Friday, December 04, 2009 9:30 AM


On December 3, the debate team from Northeast Middle School participated in the Minnesota Urban Debate League's tournament at St. Paul Central High School. Maria Vang and You Yang were ranked second of 90 teams, and You Yang and Clara Dunnwald were among the top twenty speakers! Other members of the team who attended the tournament were Kangie Bell, Liam Temple-Davis, Jimmy Willand, Tenzin Pasang, Ronald Britton, and Samiera Bell.

The debate team has been working hard all semester on the following topic: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase social services for persons living in poverty in the United States. The team has focused on the effect of school desegregation policies on reducing poverty. The team practices on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and is always looking for new members who like to argue!