When students of Arrowhead Middle School heard there was a policy debate being held for Kansas City, KS high school students, they immediately wanted in. A number of Arrowhead Middle students have been competing in DEBATE-Kansas City’s policy debate program all year, some for the past two years, and the experience provided them the confidence and desire to compete with upperclassmen.
The Wyandotte County Youth Policy Debates were developed by state Senator David Hayley, D-4th Dist and they will take place May 12th at the Performing Arts Center on the Kansas City Kansas Community College campus. You can read more about the event from the Wyandotte Daily News below:
Students from the Kansas City, Kan., Public high schools will debate current social, political and economic issues in a forum developed by state Sen. David Haley, D-4th Dist.
The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Performing Arts Center on the Kansas City Kansas Community College campus.
Each participating student will receive a certificate and the winning students will receive cash prizes and scholarships. Sen. Haley will also discuss with the students recent issues in the 2012 Kansas Legislature.
The event will be moderated by Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Teacher of the Year Rashanda Rhodes. Judges for the event are area representatives from various professional backgrounds. The event is free. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Students from the five Kansas City, Kan., Public School high schools are invited to take part in the competition: Harmon High School; Schlagle High School; Sumner Academy of Arts and Science; Washington High School and Wyandotte High School.