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2020 High School Debate Championship

Friday, March 13, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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This event is sold out. For questions, please contact Tiffany France at 216.350.5571.

For more than two decades, The City Club of Cleveland has hosted the annual High School Debate Championship. While most high school students are watching basketball finals and preparing for spring break, these enterprising students prepare for the High School Debate Championship as well as for state and national competitions.

Every year, the top two area high school debaters square off in a classic "Lincoln-Douglas" style debate at a Friday forum. This gives the debaters the opportunity to compete—not only for the judges and the audience in the room—but also for our radio and television audiences. We encourage you to cheer on the participants via the livestream at or on the radio at 90.3 WCPN at 12:30 p.m.

This year's debate is between Allie Dettelbach of Hawken School and Dev Peyrat of University School. The resolution is: Predictive policing is unjust.

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