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.

Senior Amelia Hammond presented her original oratory regarding the pink tax, entitled “The Seven Percent Solution.”

Juniors Natalie 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.”

Sophomores 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?”

Freshman Erin 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.

Assisting the team in judging and coaching capacities was Meyers team alumna Sarah Borland.































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