CENTRE MIDDLE SCHOOL DEBATE TEAM FARES WELL AT LATEST COMPETITION
5-1 Record; #1 Speaker in the League
The Centre Middle School Debate Team started its latest season in winning fashion, notching a 5-1 record in six rounds of competition and producing a speaker who is tied for #1 in the Birmingham Area Debate League.
The first competition of the year was held on Tuesday on the campus of Samford University. Competitors debated the resolution, “College athletes should be paid monetary compensation for participation in athletics.” The CMS teams were assigned to oppose this proposition in Round One, and then to support it in Round Two. Centre had three squads competing over the two rounds, for a total of six rounds.
Centre squads won all of their rounds opposing the proposal, and two of their three rounds supporting it. CMS currently ranks third in the league for total number of wins and fifth in winning percentage.
CMS competitor Caroline Lloyd currently is tied for the #1 ranking in the league as an individual speaker, having scored 58 points out of a possible 60. Other competitors who tied for the #1 ranking were from Bumpus, Clay-Chalkville, Corner, Homewood and North Jefferson Middle Schools.
CMS students who competed were Maggie Amos, Alyssa Ingram, Kaylie Keith, Caroline Lloyd, Sarah Lloyd, Maya Mackey, Kaitlyn Meats and Magadalen Segura.
CMS Debate coaches are Chelsea Kinney, Gina Dowdy, Scott Lloyd and Laura Lloyd. The principal of Centre Middle School is Marcia Sewell.
Coach Scott Lloyd praised the students, saying, “These kids have worked hard and put themselves out there to compete for the school. They fought hard to earn this success and we’re proud of them. This is the best topic we have had for them to debate yet. Dr. Ryan Galloway of the Samford University faculty is our league commissioner and we’re thankful he has provided this activity for these kids to compete in.”
The Centre Middle School Debate Team members on the campus of Samford University just before their successful competition on Tuesday