2020 Environmental Debate Tournament
Piedmont Environmental Alliance and Wake Debate are excited to co-host the 2020 Environmental Debate Tournament for High School Students on Saturday, March 21st, 2020.
The topic is: North Carolina should use 100% renewable energy.
The winners of the semi-finals will have the opportunity to debate in front of a larger audience at the Piedmont Earth Day Fair on April 25, 2020.
Lunch and prizes provided for all participating students.
Are you a student of teacher interested in learning more or participating?
Want to support local students learning about the environment?
Why Debate? Just ask the students...
- McAllister Stowe, Mt. Tabor High School
- Austin Smith, Career Center
- Ethan Austin, Atkins High & 2016 Debate Winner
"By using debate as a tool, PEA really brought to our attention many environmental issues, and gave us academic and citizenship skills that many of us simply hadn't been exposed to."
Rohan Kapileshwari, a sophomore at Atkins High School, had never participated in debate before signing up for the PEA Environmental Debate Tournament in 2016. He and his partner Ethan Austin won the debate semi-finals on March 12, 2016 and went on to win the final round of the tournament at the Piedmont Earth Day Fair on April 23, 2016. After participating in the PEA Debate Program, Rohan went on to participate and win a statewide debate tournament and participated in a national debate competition.