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8th Grade Students Debate to Determine “The Most Courageous American”
Students in Mr. Weaver’s and Mr. Briggs’ 8th grade Social Studies classes just completed a week-long debate tournament to crown “The Most Courageous American.” In each class students were randomly assigned one or two Americans who showed courage in their deeds. They prepared short arguments to defend their American’s courageous actions. The students then participated in a bracket-style tournament, where the class voted each round on who had the best argument and showed the most courage. Eventually, from a field of 32 entrants, one winner was crowned and offered their choice of generous prizes from sponsors Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt, Pizza Hut and Wendy’s. Not only did the classes enjoy learning more about these Americans, they enjoyed the opportunity to show their debate abilities in front of their classmates. Mr. Weaver's class winners were Caitlyn Starnes (1st-Rosa Parks), Natalie Austin (4th- Paul Tibbets), Halie Belanger (5th- Harriet Tubman) and Britney Ahuna (6th- Sacagawea). Mr. Briggs' class winners were Kirsten Baucom (1st - Patrick Henry), Madeline Carico (4th - Jackie Robinson), Lexi Daniels (5th - Harriet Tubman), and Karis Haigler (6th - Martin Luther King Jr.).
Written by: Matthew Briggs
Posted: Jun 02, 2014 by Karen Barbee