Atlanta Teen's Win Harvard Debate Competition For Second Year in a Row.

Great Debaters II

Too Much Truth With Derrick Boazman
July 18, 2019 - 2:25 pm
Derrick Boazman with Harvard Diversity Project Debate Team 7/17/19

Photo By : CJ Washington / WAOK

By: CJ Washington

Derrick Boazman host of Too Much Truth, got to speak with a few members of the Atlanta Debate team who won the Harvard University International Debate Competition for the second year in a row.  These young bright minds are lead by the founder of the Harvard Diversity Project Mr. Brandon P. Fleming.  The Students have been practicing, and preparing for the competition over the last 10 months.

 

Meet Some of The Members of the Atlanta Harvard Diversity Project Debate Team

Keanen Andrews Freshmen at Phillips Exeter Academy
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Alanis "Laney" Broussard Senior at Woodstock High School
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Don Roman Jr Senior at North Atlanta High School
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Keith Harris Senior at Westlake High School
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Members who are selected for the Harvard Diversity Project get trained in higher level academic disciplines not typically available to the students in the traditional school setting.  The students learn political science, case studies, rethoric, argumentation.  One of the requirements to be selected, students can not have any debate team experience. Gifted scholars from 15 different countries across the world converged to the campus of Harvard University to compete. The two winners DJ Roman & Keith Harris were the last two standing out of 16 teams.

 

Check out the interview here...