Roaring Tigers Speech and Debate Team Qualify for Nationals

Two members of the Woodberry Forest Roaring Tigers speech and debate team have qualified for the National Catholic Forensic League Grand Nationals Tournament. William Xie and Ian Kim qualified for the tournament, which will be held in Washington, D.C., after placing fourth in the Virginia state tournament on Saturday. William is a fifth former from Shanghai, China; Ian is a fourth former from Bellevue, Washington.
The pair have posted a string of strong results this year while arguing in the public forum event for and against the resolution that changes each month. The March resolution, which William and Ian debated at the state tournament, was that “On balance, the current Authorization for Use of Military Force gives too much power to the president.” In February the team debated the resolution that “The United States should abolish the capital gains tax.” The pair won the Woodberry speech and debate tournament while contesting that topic.
Ray Smith coaches the Roaring Tigers. 
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