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Undebatable Fun

Undebatable Fun East Ridge High School Students Emily Lawrence Debate Team

“In middle school, we were required to read a short story called ‘Flowers for Algernon,’ a story about a not-so-bright man undergoing surgery to become a genius,” explains East Ridge High School senior Julie Ma. “During the unit, we had a one-versus-one style debate on whether it was wise for Charlie to undergo the surgery or not.”

For Julie, this classroom book discussion, styled as a debate, was eye-opening. “I found that making arguments and listening to my opponent’s arguments was both interesting and exhilarating, so I wanted to pursue debate in high school,” Julie explains.

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