Environmental Debate Set for Valpo, Chesterton

Chesterton-TrojansChesterton High School and Valparaiso High School debate teams will formally argue this topic - 'Be it Resolved: The benefits of utilizing genetically modified foods outweigh the risks,' with Chesterton on the negative side and Valpo taking affirmative during an environmental debate scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, March 17 at The Chambers, Porter County Administration Building - 155 Indiana Ave. in Valparaiso.

The annual debate is free, open to the public, and features some of our most talented and ambitious local students.

The Chesterton team will include Jessica Ratel-Khan and Hannah Vasquez while Valpo’s team will consist of Luma Khabbaz and Troy Borlick.

The Valpo Chain of Lakes Watershed Group will host a Q & A pizza party at Greeks Pizza (one block east) immediately following the debate.

vhs-logoThe purpose of this demonstration debate is to provide entertainment, inspiration and motivation to the general public. We strive to build appreciation of the importance of debating environmental issues, to see both sides of an argument, and to recognize the talent of our student teams. The students appreciate the chance to show off their skills and move others to sharpen their own. Each year those who attend are in awe of the abilities displayed by these award-winning debaters.

The advisory board of the Valparaiso Chain of Lakes Watershed Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. to conduct business prior to the debate.