Pennridge High School Debate Team
PHS Debate Team Take Top Spot in Regular Season

The Pennridge High School debate team finished the regular season with an overall record of 26-6, good for first place in the Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Debate Associaiton.

"Our team put in hours of research and practice, and the hard work demonstrated by each of our debaters paid off,: said Courtney Landis, team president. "I could not be more proud of our team for bringing home the regular season trophy.  As we enter the season's semi-final round, I'm more excited than ever to work with my teammates to bring the finals bowl back to Pennridge."

This year, the team researched and presented arguments for different two topics:
  • Resolved: The Federal Communication Commission should re-enact the Fairness Doctrine.
  • Resolved: The United States government should privatize federal prisons. 
“The Pennridge debate family is one where we can connect and share ideas to better the future our community and become educated informed young adults in the growing political climate," said team Vice President Sophie Saveriano. "The knowledge that we learn here helps us shape the future of America.”

Coached by Ms. Lisa Maderic, the librarian at the high school, has a group of 30 students consisting of 13 seniors. 

The team will continue into the semi-final debate rounds beginning in early March. 

“The team going forward consists of only four students; the best Pennridge has to offer," said coach Maderic. "I am confident that our team of all senior members will perform well and make all of us Pennridge Proud.”