High schools hold debate

Debate team coach, Hope Spalla with Michael Gangnath, Michael Grischuk, Chris LoBosco, Augie Haam, Trumbull’s Board of Education Chairman Steven Wright and Trumbull’s Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Gary Cialfi.
Debate team coach, Hope Spalla with Michael Gangnath, Michael Grischuk, Chris LoBosco, Augie Haam, Trumbull’s Board of Education Chairman Steven Wright and Trumbull’s Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Gary Cialfi.

On Wednesday March 27, as part of Trumbull’s “One Book, One Town,” activities, Trumbull High School squared off against St. Joseph High School in a debate for the ages held at the Trumbull Library. The topic being resolved was “Should the Government Regulate Social Media?”

After each side presented their contentions and rebuttals, a winner was declared in Trumbull High. Debate Team Adviser was Hope Spalla.

After weeks of intensive preparation and mock debates, their hard work paid off. “I am honored to advise and groom such a fine group of students”, said Spalla. “Each and every one of them has a bright academic and social future as the debate team has built their credentials. I look forward to more success with the THS debate team.”

Currently, debate team is an extracurricular activity held at Trumbull High School on Thursdays. The Trumbull High debate team competes in monthly competitions founded by the ACE Foundation. The club’s main objective is to have, “students use analytical and effective communication skills,” meaning, the ability to think on your feet and construct a persuasive argument.