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Cypress Bay High School Named “School of Outstanding Distinction” at National Debate Tournament

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Cypress Bay High School’s Debate Team was one of the top 10 teams in the country to be named the “School of Outstanding Distinction” from the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament. 
This summer, 15 debate students from Cypress Bay High School attended the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in Overland Park, Kansas. The tournament marks the capstone of high school speech and debate activities nationwide.
This year, more than 4,000 students participated in the national tournament, including students from more than 20 international schools located in countries such as China and Korea.

Additionally, students from Cypress Bay succeeded in dominating the competition. Recently graduated seniors Isabella Paretti placed fifth in Extemporaneous Speaking, Josh Ulino and David Goldstein placed 11th in Policy Debate, Dylan Warner placed 13th in Lincoln Douglas Debate, and Megan Hirsh, Brandon Inzinna and Jordan Freidman. All placed in the top 20 of their respective events.

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