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L-P Students Ready to Debate with the Best Around

Posted by wlpo on March 21, 2014

A rousing argument can turn young passion into a persuasive statement.  The students on LP High School’s debate team have studied their cases and are ready to hold their own against other students at the IHSA State Debate Tournament.  The competition is Friday at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

English teachers Jill Hoelzer and Britney Botero sponsor the team that was reformed this school year after disbanding in the 1960’s.

Eight students are participating in three events.  They’ve had about one month to research and prepare their arguments.  The team’s first experience competing was last week at the Illinois Communications and Theater State Debate Championship.

Learn more about the LP Debate team by listening to an interview that’s available at the WLP AM and FM news page.

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