High school debate held on campus

Yoji Hayashi, Staff Reporter

On Saturday, Sept. 17 at 8:30 a.m., a high school debate tournament was held on the Lakeland campus in the Laun Center.

David Henning, Lakeland’s director of debate and forensics, said roughly 80 high school students from 11 different schools participated in the debate tournament.
However, compared to last year, the number of participants decreased.

This is Henning’s fourth year of coaching a debate at Lakeland and he continues to be the debate coach at South High School in Sheboygan.

During the tournament, the high school students debated two different topics. Some students debated whether or not the U.S. should extend or restrict trade with China, while other students debated whether police officers should be able to search student lockers in high schools.

Grace Nareg, junior at Middleton high school, said, “the debate seems very difficult to do, but it is very valuable experience for us” because she can train her ability of public speaking. Nareg was very passionate about entering the college world.

For more information about the high school debate tournament, contact Henning at [email protected]

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