Laura beats Kwajalein

Laura High School champs Azim Bungitak and Joshua Cimble with debate coordinators Danity Laukon and Erin Gerard. Photo: Hilary Hosia.
Laura High School champs Azim Bungitak and Joshua Cimble with debate coordinators Danity Laukon and Erin Gerard. Photo: Hilary Hosia.

HILARY HOSIA

Laura High School’s team was named 37th Constitution Day Debate champions following an intense battle of wits with visiting Kwajalein High School Tuesday at the International Conference Center.

The schools argued whether the government should ban the importation and selling of plastic bags, Styrofoam plates and cups.

Using real life experience and the pros and cons of utilizing these everyday items, the students created a dialogue that had the audience on the edge of their seats. Their argument, which was spoken in Marshallese was broadcasted live on V7AB radio.

Debaters in the championship showdown were Azim Bungitak and Joshua Cimble (LHS) and Rudy Mea and Tempo Langabata (KAHS).

Jaluit High School’s Morson Aisea was named the top debater of the competition. The debates were in Marshallese language and involved public schools only, although private schools had been invited to participate.

For a number of years, program coordinators Public School System and WorldTeach volunteers have created a lively educational forum that invites students outside of Majuro Atoll to engage with students inside the capital city. Lately students from Northern Islands High School in Wotje, Kwajalein Atoll High School and Jaluit High School have participated in the event.

Read more about this in the May 6, 2016 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.

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