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Potomac High School Students Champion Debaters

By Potomac Local News May 8, 2012 7:09 am

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WOODBRIDGE, Va. – If you want to get your point across in any argument, take a cue from skilled debaters at Potomac High School. Two Potomac students have honed their research and speaking skills, composure, and competitive drive sufficiently to best the best at local, regional, state, and Collegiate National Invitationals.

It is no small feat to master the art of debate. Our country’s history is filled with stories of great debaters as far back as Colonial times; and students of ancient history and philosophy likely know well the works of great orators. Perhaps we will find the young standouts someday taking on a leadership role in the great debates about our nation.

Gustavo Sanchez and Rob Dyer, seniors at Potomac High School, have achieved top honors in debate, earning points that distinguish them as winners of the National Forensic League All American Award. Recipients must reach Superior Distinction Rank; have a 3.8 grade point average or higher; and achieve a 2000 or higher score on the SAT or a 27 or higher score on the ACT. Sanchez has earned Premier Distinction, the highest rank. Dyer is close to achieving Premier Distinction and will likely reach that goal before the end of the season.

Read the whole story at the Prince William County Public Schools website.