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Business Luncheon to Support BCPS Debate Initiative

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
 
WHO:        
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), Broward Education Foundation, Gunster Law Firm and the Debate Initiative Host Committee

WHAT:   
The BCPS debate initiative, a partnership between local businesses and high school debate programs, is holding an informative luncheon about the program and how businesses can get involved.

WHEN:     
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

WHERE:     
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom
201 SW Fifth Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

WHY:        
he BCPS debate initiative, which was implemented during the 2012/13 school year with 15 schools participating, has grown to include all BCPS high schools and several middle schools. Approximately 5,000 high school students are in advanced debate classes through the initiative and participate in competitions. The debate initiative host committee includes, George S. LeMieux, chairman of the board at Gunster and former U.S. Senator, Laurie Rich Levinson, Broward County School Board member, Eugene Pettis, immediate past president of the Florida Bar Association and Michael Satz, Broward County State Attorney.

 
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