From left:  Mayor Mike Rawlings, Varad Agarwala, Mitali Mathur, Graham Baker and Harlan Crow

From left: Mayor Mike Rawlings, Varad Agarwala, Mitali Mathur, Graham Baker and Harlan Crow

Over the weekend six high school debate teams from different countries competed in the third annual Old Parkland Debate Tournament, representing the United States, Canada, England and Mexico.

The Greenhill School won the high school division in the championship round against Team Canada, debating the timely (and local) topic of Ebola containment. Greenhill’s resolution was: “the need to contain the Ebola virus outweighs civil rights concerns.”

The judges included The Honorable Dan Branch, Robert Hart, and The Honorable Eric V. Moye.

Greenhill also competed in last year’s tournament.

The Old Parkland Debate Tournament was founded in 2012 to create and sustain programs that foster education, discussion and debate of today’s hot topics in Crow Holdings’ historic building at Maple and Oak Lawn.

Correction: The original post incorrectly stated that Greenhill won last year’s debate tournament.


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