Andres Gannon and Trevor Chenoweth from Damien High School in La Verne, gave a superior performance in Policy Debate at the 2008 National Forensic League National Tournament, placing among the top six debate teams in the nation. Andres and Trevor beat out 198 other teams to earn this distinction.
Policy Debate requires students to evaluate resolutions of policy in a team format. Policy Debate is one of 10 main events at the NFL National Tournament, an event which attracts overt 3100 students from all 50 states and as far away as the Pacific Island, Korea, and Singapore. This year’s NFL National Tournament was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 15-20.
The National Forensic League is the nation’s oldest and largest speech and debate honor society. Its mission is to promote secondary school speech and debate activities and interscholastic competition as a means to develop a student’s lifelong skills and values, as well as the public’s awareness of the value of speech, debate and communication education.
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