Debate fosters critical thinking, enhances public speaking skills, and builds confidence while teaching middle schoolers to listen effectively and engage in civil discourse.
Harvey’s 中学 Debate Team participates in the New York Debate League along with 18 other middle schools from New York City and Westchester County. The league hosts 4 to 6 tournaments on 坐urdays from October to June during which three-person teams participate in 4 to 5 debates on different topics. The topics are announced approximately one month in advance of each tournament.
Harvey 中学 students, who won several rounds of debate during the team's first year of membership, are looking forward to continued participation in the league and furthering its success.
Graduates of Harvey 中学 have gone on to join 模拟联合国 in the 上学校.