On Saturday, January 23rd, 2016, fifteen Explorer West Middle School students and ten students from area schools – Bush, Overlake, Evergreen, Seattle Country Day, and Soundview – met at Explorer West to prepare for the final debate competition of the school year.
Coaches from the Climb the Mountain Debate Foundation led the lively debate clinic, where students discussed topics ranging from police body cameras to STEM education. “The clinic was so informative. I grew as a debater and as a thinker,” said Elsa, a 7th grader at Explorer West. “I hope I can attend another clinic like this one!”