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Horace Greeley Debate Team Wins HS Parliamentary Program In California

Horace Greeley's Krishna Ramaswamy, Dorothy Low and Claire Weis -- who recently won the Parliamentary Debate Program Championship, a national competition in California.
Horace Greeley's Krishna Ramaswamy, Dorothy Low and Claire Weis -- who recently won the Parliamentary Debate Program Championship, a national competition in California. Photo Credit: Contributed/ Mark Jagels

The Horace Greeley High School Debate Team of Krishna Ramaswamy, Claire Weis, and Dorothy Low recently won the 2017-2018 High School Parliamentary Debate Program Championship event held at Rim of the World High School in Lake Arrowhead, Calif.

On April 21, the Greeley team won a decision as the opposition against California Polytechnic High School on the impromptu motion: "In general elections, parents should be able to cast proxy votes for their children."

Horace Greeley sent 15 students (five three-student teams) to compete and as a high school, Greeley placed fourth overall.

The tournament consisted of four rounds. Two of the rounds covered two pre-announced topics (usually announced about four weeks prior to the event) and two rounds included two extemporaneous motions for debate. Impromptu topics, drawn from current events and notable public policy issues, were announced twenty minutes prior to debates. Pre-announced and impromptu topics could be in any round order.

The Greeley Debate Team and Advisor Mark Jagels would like to thank the following parent volunteers who served as judges and chaperones during the trip out west.

Dale Cendali (Judge/Chaperone)

Daniel Damon (Judge/Chaperone)

John Smith (Judge/Chaperone)

Manju Kalapatapu (Chaperone)

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