By Robin Perlstein
LCHS’s Speech and Debate team president, senior Brian Kim, has been offered a place on the District’s World Schools Team for the National Speech and Debate Association tournament in Dallas, Texas, this summer. He was chosen out of thousands of students because of his many wins over the past four years on our team. He will be representing not only our school, but all of West Los Angeles this summer, and will be competing in a tournament with student teams from all around the world.
Brian began debating in an afterschool program in middle school and then decided to join the LCHS team in high school. He has been debating for six years now.
“It really pushes you to think on your feet and to present your thoughts in a coherent and eloquent manner. I feel both the logic of argumentation and the power of voice are important skills that are learned and practiced through debate,” said Brian.
In the future, Brian hopes to continue debating in college even though he feels it will be more intense.
He said, “High school debate has been incredibly rewarding, and I'd love to find my college ‘debate family’ just like my amazing and humorously sassy high school ‘debate family.’"
This is a tremendous honor as LCHS has never been represented at a national tournament before! Congratulations Brian!
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