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Debate Team

The North Shore Debate Team has more then thirty student members. The team is all about developing analytical, research, and public speaking skills in a competive context. Members of the debate team participate in the Yeshiva Debate league attending tournaments at MTA, Ramas, HAFTR, and other schools. In the past, the Debate team has also sent students to participate in a debate tournament held in Dallas, Texas.  North Shore debaters have made it to the semifinals and finals of tournaments collecting numerous trophies along the way.
On a Winning Streak!
March 6, 2019 

The North Shore Debate Team debated the issue of abolishIng private prisons in the United States. Dan Kroll and Aviva Ort went undefeated and were the number two negative team at the Heschel debate tournament. Dan Kroll was the #2 speaker. Rebeka Nissan and Dylan Makani argued the affirmative case went 1-1 at the competition.  Great work everyone!  


Aviva Ort & Daniel Kroll take 1st Place Affirmative at the North Shore Debate!
Fantastic Letter from NSHAHS Alum!

From: Shayna Doretsky
Date: November 18, 2018 
Subject: Thank You

Dear Mr. Miles,

Good evening, I hope this email finds you well.

Today was my first college debate tournament and I want to thank you for preparing me so well. It is thanks to your installment of technique, good form, and skills that I was able to do so well. My partner and I were the single undefeated team, we won first place team, and I won first place overall speaker with a total of 116/120 speaking points.

I apologize that I can’t make the NS debate, as I would have loved to judge.

Thank You,
Shayna  - Class of 2018