In a recent edition of Green & Gold, a publication produced at Media College Preparatory High School, Media debater Brandon Sneed writes about his experience at the UC Berkeley tournament in February. Berkeley, considered to be one of the most prestigious and most difficult tournaments open to high school debaters in the country, was Sneed’s first National showing! Sneed writes about his experience at length in his column at Green & Gold, emphasizing that being a BAUDL debater has its valleys, but very definite, rewarding peaks. Sneed explains:
Nevertheless, debating on poverty, especially with students from wealthier communities, has taught me a lot. It has taught me never to give up even when it seems pointless to carry on; it’s made me strive harder to succeed, not only in debate but life in general.
Green & Gold, sponsored by Lisa Shafer, one of the biggest supporters of BAUDL in Oakland, also features many BAUDL debaters in a reporting capacity (including Juan Ramos, one of our Public Debaters!). Click here to download a copy of Green & Gold.
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