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Passion and Civility Debate Tournament

The second annual Passion and Civility Debate Tournament finals, hosted by St. Edward’s Center for Ethics and Leadership, will be held tomorrow, February 20 at 2:00 p.m. The Center for Ethics and Leadership, in coordination with Campus Ministry, had students debate contemporary issues with passion and civility in a single-elimination tournament.

Beginning with thirty-two students, the tournament is now down to its final four, respectively: Anthony Betancourt, Ankit Babber, Marett Hanes, and yours truly.

The debate schedule is as follows:

Semi Debate 1:
Anthony Betancourt vs. Ankit Babber
Judges: Mary Brantl, Helene Caudill, and John Camden

Semi Debate 2:
Jen Obenhaus vs. Marett Hanes
Judges: Val Episcopo, David Thompson, Br. Larry Atkinson

Short recession to determine finalists.

Debaters TBA
Judges: Jack Green Musselman, Helene Caudill, Mary Brantl, John Camden,
and Val Episcopo

If you get the chance, come support the Center and the student participants (but mostly me) as everyone battles for the title of Debate Champion and the $250 first prize.



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