Aven Cosbey and Bronwyn Moore from Seven Summits Learning Centre places fourth in the senior category at the 28th annual Pumpkin Classic.

Seven Summits learners impress at debate tournament

Seven Summits learners did well at the 28th annual Pumpkin Classic debate tournament this year.

Seven Summits learners performed well at the 28th annual Pumpkin Classic debate tournament this year.

The tournament took place at J.L Crowe Secondary School on Saturday, Oct. 17, and three learners participated.

Bronwyn Moore and Aven Cosbey participated in the senior category, debating the topic “Canada has a duty to vastly expand the number of refugees it will allow to immigrate.”

“I really liked the topic,” said Moore. “I thought it was interesting and it was a bit of a challenge for the senior category, and there was some pretty good competition from Kelowna.”

Scarlet Guy, in grade eight, teamed up with Rossland Summit School student Brian Chan to participate in the novice category, debating the topic “Books are better than movies.”

Teams had to argue both sides of each topic at least once.

“Each team competes in … three debates, so we personally argued affirmative twice, which is for bringing in more refugees, and negative once,” said Moore. “But you don’t know that beforehand…. You have to write speeches for both of them.”

Moore and Cosbey came fourth in their category, and Guy and Chan came second.

 

 

 

 

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