A YEAR IN DEBATE
The 2017 – 2018 Debate year is coming to a close with the Provincial Tournament on March 17, 2018. Three teams are competing: the Intermediate Grade 8 team of Keegan Isaac and Zaiden Osicki, Novice team of Ishita Mann & Vikas Mehboob and the Open team of Dante Bacchetto and Taegen Isaac. The Resolution before them is This House would make poverty a significant mitigating factor in criminal prosecutions. There will be two rounds of prepared debate and a round of impromptu debate where the resolution is released 30 minutes before the teams debate the topic.
It is been a very good year for the NBCHS debate team. We have debated in three tournaments: Home Educators and Walter Murray in Saskatoon, University of Saskatchewan and we held a home tournament here at NBCHS. We debated the resolution As an Indigenous person, This House would not celebrate Canada's 150. Our impromptu debates included resolutions regarding Arts, Science and Economics.
Other members of the NBCHS debate club include Naomi Wall, Emily Jung, and Julia Kowalsky.
Our season was a lot of fun, a lot of hard work and good competition. A very good year!