Salisbury Rises to First in the League
By Nathan Rolls
Salisbury held its annual debate on February 7, 2017. Only teams A and B take part in the league. Debate is a learning experience. As a member of Salisbury’s Debate Team, I can confirm that this is true. The more experience you get, and the more debates you watch, the better you will be.
Salisbury currently stands in top spot with 21 wins, and only 3 losses. Behind Salisbury, sits Pennridge with 20 wins, and 4 losses. Trailing behind Pennridge is a tie between Wilson and Kutztown with 15 wins and 9 losses. Saucon Valley is currently in fifth place, with 10 wins and 14 losses. Northwestern Lehigh is in sixth place, with 7 wins and 17 losses. Lastly, Catasauqua is struggling with no wins, and 24 losses.
Debate coach, Mike Barna, reminds the team that it isn’t over yet, as there is another debate on the February 14, conveniently on Valentine’s day. This will be the last debate of the season, with only semi finals and finals occurring later in the spring. Finals is when Salisbury takes home the trophy as #1. Salisbury was more than welcoming to all schools, where students escorted teams to their assigned rooms, and also helped with timekeeping. Some of Salisbury’s teachers were able to judge a few debates. In typical debate fashion, after both rounds had ended, snacks and beverages were held in the old gym available to all teams, timekeepers, and chairpeople.