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Middle school debates bring out the big guns on the Battleship


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Middle school debates drew a crowd at the Battleship Thursday night.

Trask and Holly Shelter Middle Schools have been squaring off in competition this year, checking their notes and making their best presentation. Organizers decided to bring out the big guns and hold the contests at various community locations. Thursday night started on deck at the Battleship until a little relocation was needed.

Donna Sloan was a coordinator of Thursday night’s event.

”This has been a series of eight nights of debates that we have been having at our schools and also at local historic sites. Tonight’s is at the Battleship we were out on the deck, unfortunately we were getting rained out so now we are inside the auditorium.”

Well there is no debating with the rain, so following a little team work and the debate teams were ready to go again.

Trask's 7th grade won the 7th grade debate. Holly Shelter's 8th grade won the 8th grade debate. Holly Shelter was the overall debate winner.

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