The Arkadelphia High School Badger debate team debuted an event that is the first of its kind last week.

The Arkadelphia High School Badger debate team debuted an event that is the first of its kind last week.
Using a blend of the National Speech and Debate Association’s Congressional Debate and the Arkansas House of Representatives, the student team members served as district reps, drafted bills, then debated them. The district numbers signified their grades.
Topics discussed included an Anti-Bullying Resolution from Team Captain Michael “Mike” Evans, a bill to create a student government with Yebo Moyo, and a bill to arm teachers from Shepherd Molinari. The debates were based on the aforementioned proposed legislations.
“It worked out really well,” said Evans.
Anyah N. Evans and Dylan Rich, of D-9, respectively served as speaker of the house and clerk. Representatives were Joshua Motl, Noah Kelley, and Cahleel Campbell, all of D-8; Shepherd Molinari joined Evans in D-9, Sydney Motl and Moyo served in D-10. Evans and Javon Nash represented D-11.
Rev. Kyle L. Jones served as guest speaker. Also in attendance were District 4 Justice of the Peace Albert Neal and his wife Gracie, along with Johnathon Boyce of the Brighter Tomorrow Foundation.
“The team I have taught for the past few years have done excellent,” said Evans. “I believe this event really brought out their true skills.”