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Debate, Forensics wrap up competition

Debate and Forensics have taken great strides throughout the year. The team just recently finished their season with the National Forensics League Qualifier.

At the NFL National Qualifier for debate, senior Deborah Christensen, and Mohammad Mohammad took quarterfinals, which means they were in five rounds of double elimination.

Their topic claimed that North Korea poses a greater threat to the United States’ national security than Iran.

“I’m proud of everybody. I know they did their best,” Christensen said.

Christensen also presented her own oratory in forensics about the decrease of funding in the fine arts which placed her in seventh place, one point from breaking into finals.

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“I did better with my oratory and it was an issue I was very passionate about,” Christensen said.

Adam Martin, debate and forensics teacher, was also surprised by the season’s turnout.

“I thought the entire season was going to be all about building,” Martin said.

For those who do not know, Forensics is competitive acting.

Eugene McManus, senior, presented a compelling oratory about establishing a mandatory zombie defense class.

“I like forensics because it really tests your acting ability, ” McManus said about the competitiveness of forensics.

“While there is usually no violence, the threat of having your heart ripped out of your chest by your opponents, who are currently acting as surgeons, is always there,” McManus said.

Martin said that while McManus’s ideas are different, he is one of the team members that knows how to enjoy debate and forensics.

“We have several kids who were more interested in a good time,” Martin said.

The debate and forensics team is enlisted in one of the largest and most competitive districts.

After 14 tournaments, they have just one left in April.

“We look forward to next year in a sense that it is a year away,” Martin said.

Members of debate and forensics all agree that it has been a fun season, and encourage people to join next year.

“I hope that they’ve grown as much as I have,” Christensen said.

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