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2022 High School Debate Championship

Politics & Public Policy

2022 High School Debate Championship

In-Person Forum

Friday, March 11, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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For more than two decades, The City Club of Cleveland has hosted the annual High School Debate Championship.

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.

Debate Topic: In a democracy, a free press ought to prioritize objectivity over advocacy.


  • Artis A. Arnold III, Senior Vice President and Managing Director at Huntington National Bank, and City Club board member
  • Jason Habig, debate coach at Hathaway Brown
  • Corinne Lashley, debate coach at Chagrin Falls High School

The livestream will be available beginning at 12:30p.m. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

Effective October 1, 2021, the City Club will be requiring ticketholders to provide proof of Covid vaccination or a recent negative Covid test. Email with any questions.

Production and distribution of City Club forums in partnership with Ideastream Public Media is generously provided by PNC and the United Black Fund.

The support of BakerHostetler is generously provided the firm's partners in memory of their colleague Pat Jordan, an outstanding high school debater himself, who passed away in 1995. BakerHostetler has sponsored the high school debate championship every year since in his honor.

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