The Meyers Speech & Debate team opened its 2016-17 season
in competition with 220 public and private schools at the Yale Invitational
Speech & Debate Tournament on September 16-18.
Six members of
the team traveled to New Haven for this prestigious national tournament.
Hammond presented her original oratory regarding the pink tax, entitled “The
Seven Percent Solution.”
Davidson and Elsa Romero debated both sides of the national policy debate topic
for the year, “Resolved: The United States federal government should
substantially increase its economic and/or diplomatic engagement with the
People’s Republic of China.”
Anthony Macko and Abby McDaniel competed in extemporaneous speaking, in which
event they responded to questions including “How can Europe better handle the
immigration influx?;” “Has the decline of American labor unions led to worse
conditions?;” and, “How should the federal government respond to the growing
student debt crisis?”
Cook competed in congress, supporting legislation she drafted mandating the use
of electric buses by government agencies.
While in New
Haven, the team also toured Yale’s Center for British Art.
team in judging and coaching capacities was Meyers team alumna Sarah Borland.