Hawks, Bishops a winning debate combination
FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognized a unique collaboration between college and high school students May 12 and commended the students and their leaders for bringing honor and distinction to themselves, their teams and their community.
By taking nine awards, including first-place trophies for top school, top debate team and top individual speaker at the Baltimore Urban Debate League tournament, the
The Asbury Park High School Debate team was established through a grant provided by the Monmouth University Institute for Global Understanding and with the assistance of the Monmouth University Debate Hawks team. The goal of the partnership was to enhance the
Members of the both teams attended the May 12 Freeholder meeting to accept their recognition.
Asbury Park High School Bishops Debate Team members include the two-person teams of: Jaslyn Williams and Christopher Shields, Kevin Ewrer and Reheem Scott-Griffith, Noroa Mondesir and Miguel Nunez, J’Asia Johnson and Iman Hall, and Joyce Jones and Aaliyah Napoleon.
Monmouth University Debate Hawks team members include: Captains Kristyn Basaliza and Greg Morga and team members Marilyn Fattorusso, John Ryan Feldman, Arielle Giordano, Brandon Karkovice, Michele Koeck, Tamari Lagvilava, Alexandria Matz, Olivia Mills, Delila Osmankovic, Miriam Peguero, Parker Ritzdorf and James Seip.
Leading the teams were Coach Joe Patten, Assistant Coach Melanie Sambataro and
At the 12-team Baltimore Urban Debate League Tournament in March, the
“This partnership represents the kind of creative approach that should be emulated,” Mallet said. “In these difficult economic times leaders in government, business, education and all fields need to come up with new and different ways to bring about successful outcomes.”