This group of high school students are an amazing tribute to our teen population. Not only are they bright and enthusiastic, they display the skills and output made possible by a strong public school education system. We so often hear the noise of sadness, disruption, bullying, evil even; however, this noise is just that- media noise. Our kids are terrific and we, Canadians, should be proud of the many students who not only manage each and every day to work hard and learn but excel like these debate kids all over BC. I speak up for the silent majority who admire and dedicate support to these young men and women. Without out support, their hope and effort would be diminished. We should be grateful for teachers like Ms.Taylor and the hundreds of others around BC who work toward similar goals. Volunteer if you can and enjoy the intellectual expression of teens that debate offers! – Al Smith, KSS
On Saturday, February 2nd, from 9:00 – 4:00, the KSS Debate Team will be hosting the Southern Interior Regional Debate Tournament.
There will be teams from Kelowna, Penticton and Kamloops attending.
This tournament is a qualifier for the Law Foundation Cup (Provincials) held March 1-2, in Trail.
For students needing volunteer hours, we are always looking for timekeepers and chairpersons. We are also looking for judges if any teachers would like to volunteer (lunch and snacks provided). we will be using the rooms in the math/English hall, MPR, and the theater. Feel free to stop by and watch some very talented KSS students debate. Debates are open to the public.
Any questions, please send them my way.
Kelowna Secondary School
Communications 11 & 12, English 11, English 10 & Debate