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Morehouse wins the 2017 International Lafayette Debates

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The debate team from Morehouse College has demonstrated time and again that it is one of the best college debate teams in the nation. Recently, the team also proved that it is one of the best in North America.   College debate teams from the United States and Canada were invited to compete at the North American Championships of the Lafayette Debates held at the French Embassy in Washington, DC.  Small and large colleges, public and private colleges all participated;  Morehouse was the only HBCU. 

Over two days of competition, the team advanced through the quarterfinals and the semi-finals, winning unanimously.  In the final round, Morehouse competed against Vanderbilt University and won 3-2.  The victory comes with a traveling trophy that is over 200 years old and the opportunity to study in Paris through the 2017 Young Ambassadors Study Tour. This year's Lafayette win is the first for Morehouse College. 

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(photo credit: Global Atlanta  )



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