Palau Mission Academy edges out Mindszenty High School in tight contest to be Koror State’s Interscholastic Debate 2021 Champion on Wednesday, March 23rd at KSG Constitution Hall.
This 3rd year of competition, four high schools, Palau High School, Mindszenty High School, Palau Mission Academy, and Belau Modekngei School participated with their top debaters.
There were 4 rounds of Lincoln-Douglas debates that dealt with Palau’s pressing issues of the day. Mindszenty High School, a former Koror State Debate Champion, proceeded to battle the newcomer team from Palau Mission Academy on the championship round where they addressed the question of whether Palau should open its borders in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The championship round ended up with points tied at 29 prompting the 3 judges to deliberate over technical aspects of the arguments for about 15 minutes before they awarded a single point to PMA, rendering the new team Koror State Interscholastic Debate 2021 Champions.