By Donna Summerall
NAACP and Southern Atlantic Schools debaters James Smith, Parrys Underwood, Lang Darby, Julius Neely, Alexander Brooks, Jaleah Smith, Maney Darby and Denise Marion are fine tuning their oration skills and learning about Constitutional Amendments. The eight team members took turns arguing their interpretations of the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms. The team meets weekly at the Living Manna Church, after receiving their instructions on which amendment the focus is on for the practice session.
“The team began to meet in April,” said Cathyleen Darby, debate team sponsor,. “Some of the kids were extremely shy and didn’t like to speak out. Being with the debate team has helped them overcome shyness. They all showed a great deal of improvement when we had our program Oct. 25.”
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