For the past week, I have been going to a debate camp. In the camp, we had to perform a Current Events Speech and participate in a debate tournament. We (team of two) participated in two debate rounds. My friend and I had to stay up until 2 am working on our cases! Our topic, “Is U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East beneficial to our national security?“ was very intense and challenging, but it was fun.
It felt just like a real debate tournament since the setup, environment and energy was very similar. Overall, the camp was really fun, but also very difficult. I would recommend trying debate if you can be patient and think of things to say on the spot.
Riya Chopra, Movie Enthusiast