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Monmouth University Debate Team Coaches Asbury Park High School Debate Team to 2nd Place School Award at Urban Debate League Tournament

Media Contact: Petra Ludwig 732-263-5507

The Monmouth University Debate Team coached the Asbury Park High School Debate Team to a 2nd place team award at the New York City Urban Debate League tournament held at the Bronx Collaborative High School on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Members of the Monmouth University Debate Team conduct debate workshops at Asbury Park High School every Monday after school throughout the year in preparation for debate tournaments sponsored by the Urban Debate League.

Eight Asbury Park High School teams of two students competed at the tournament. Three of the eight teams received an award for posting a winning record at the tournament, and three Asbury debaters received individual speaking awards.

The students debated from both the affirmative and negative perspectives on the following resolution: “Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth’s oceans.”

The Asbury Park High School Debate Team, launched in 2009, is made possible by an annual grant from the TD Bank Foundation and another grant from Santander Bank to Monmouth University’s Institute for Global Understanding Project BAM mentoring program that joins Monmouth University students with Asbury Park High School students.

For more information, contact Professor Joseph Patten at 732 263-5742.