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Congratulations to the 2016 District 75 Debate Champions!!

The winners are…

Middle School:
1st Place: 36K Debaters of the Future
2nd Place: 224Q Spartan Warriors
3rd Place: 25R Panthers
Honorable Mention: 9Q Dream Team

High School:
1st Place: 176X Rockstar Debaters
2nd Place: 368K Brooklyn’s Finest Debate Team
3rd Place: 177Q Probable All-Stars
Honorable Mention: 721K Knights of Reason

Photos and recordings will be posted soon.

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3rd Place-Honorable Mention Debates

Congratulations to the teams who participated in the 3rd Place-Honorable Mention debtes.

Middle School
3rd Place Winner: 25R Panthers
Honorable Mention: 9Q Dream Team

High School
3rd Place Winner: 177Q The Probable All Stars
Honorable Mention: 721K Knights of Reason

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Debra Newman, host par excellence!

Congratulations to P368K Brooklyn’s Finest Debate team teacher Debra Newman, who made it into the April 6, 2016 edition of The NYC Debate Weekly Newsletter.

Thank you also to the United States District Court at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Coach Debra Newman for hosting the Semifinal and Final Rounds of the Brooklyn Championships. This tournament is for both middle school and high school students and features public forum debate, policy debate and parliamentary debate! Congrats to our Brooklyn Debaters this year who will be representing New York City at both the Tournament of Champions and the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues Championships!

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First Workshop Tomorrow

The first Debate workshop is Friday October 9, 2015.

Cara writes:

“Teachers will be introduced to the exciting District 75 online debate program. Workshop will include approaches to collaborative planning and learning incorporating technology and current events. Returning and new debate teachers (ELA, Social Studies, Technology and classroom teachers) are welcome. Participation signifies commitment to the Debate program for the entire school year. The program is targeted towards students in Standardized Assessment, and advanced learners in Alternate Assessment. This PD will specifically support CCLS in speaking and listening.”

We look forward to seeing you there tomorrow!

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Win, then Eat!

Photographs of the 3rd place-winning middle school team: the 723X Golden Hawks.

Thanks to Susan Cash and Nila Laboriel for the pix.

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Bye for Now; Plan for the Fall

frown3The District 75 Debate program is taking a break for the summer. We need time to recharge, refresh, replenish.

If you have any topic ideas for next year, please email Cara or Charles.

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Well, it is not quite the Academy Awards, but the D75 Debate Championship trophy is pretty cool!


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The Man Behind the Voice

Secret Revealed!

Here is the Man Behind the Voice! Online debate moderator Adam LaFaci is well known to students and staff by voice only — now we present his photograph, taken during the live debate championships.


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High School Champions

redtrophyCongratulations to the 993Q Rat Pack, the 2015 District 75 High School Debate Champions.

Fun Fact: This is the second year in a row that 993Q has won the title.

purpletrophyCongratulations to the 176X Debaters, who won Second Place.

Fun Fact: This is the first year that 176X has debated.

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