Tucson International Academy’s annual debate competition will be our last academic competition event of the 2016 school year. It positions some of the brightest and most articulate students of Tucson International Academy’s four campuses against each other. Two out of the last three championship competitions were decided by only one vote. The championship three years ago went into a sudden death competition round. Obviously, these competitions have been quite exciting over the years!
The topics that will be debated will include the following:
1) To lower the legal drinking age
2) The belief that criminal justice should focus on rehabilitation
3) The belief that animals have rights
4) To ban religious symbols in public buildings
5) To support random drug testing in schools
This year’s competition will be held at TIA’s East Campus on April 20th from 10:00 a.m. until approximately 1:30 p.m. There will be a break for lunch between debate competitions. Each team is allowed up to five students, but all competitors must speak or take an argument during the competition. Hope to see you there!
TIA Annual Debate Competition
April 20, 2016
Held at East Campus 10:00 – 1:30