Learning New Debate Tactics

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The Bayport-Blue Point High School Debate Club recently traveled to the neighboring Sayville High School to learn more about the Long Island Forensic Association, along with the methods of debate which go hand in hand with the organization.  

During their time spent at the school, the Sayville High School team, clad in their humorous “Arguably the Best” T-shirts, demonstrated the methods of debate being utilized for the day – the Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum methods. No amateurs to the topic, the Sayville High School team has been debating in LIFA for the past three years, and the Bayport-Blue Point High School students were clearly grateful to learn from the students.

The hosting advisers for the day, Eileen Walsh-Ahrens and Julia Sergison, then turned the discussion over to the students. According to Bayport-Blue Point High School Debate Club advisers Sean Meade and John Limperatos, the written statements and arguments made against each other were impressive from both sides. 

The Bayport-Blue Point High School Debate Club members in attendance – Joe Barry, John LaFountain, Doug McDonough, Liam Dungate, Kate Clayton, Dillon Duffy and Jack Harrington – highly enjoyed their time spent at Sayville High School learning from their peers, and look forward to their next visit.