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The Power of Speech and Debate
Something to think about...
From the National Speech and Debate Association's Facebook page on February 15:
It was debate that first put NSDA alum Antonin Scalia in the national news. It is fitting that even at the age of 16, his first mention in the New York Times dealt with a controversial, timely topic of national importance. It would not be the last time.
We speak at length about the importance of giving youth a voice through speech and debate, but we can never truly anticipate how they will use that voice in the future, nor can we know what level of prominence that voice will reach. All we can know, really, is that we have supported a voice that might otherwise have been suppressed. In doing so, we are choosing discourse over silence, and debate over acquiescence. That choice changes classrooms, courtrooms, and most importantly, lives.
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Congratulations to Ms E and Mr. Holland!
While we were in Farmington, Ms. E and Mr. Holland got engaged! Please congratulate them when you see them.
The happy couple