Three Cedartown High School students will represent the United States in the First Parliamentary Debate Personnel Development World Cup.
Seniors Elizabeth Arencibia, Callie McDonald and Holly Robinson will be flown to Japan on January 20 to join other high school students from around the world seeking to win the title of debate champion. Cedartown’s Kimoto Tech, Inc. – a local industry with headquarters in Tokyo — became involved in the debate event after being selected by a major shareholder from KIMOTO Co., LTD. Japan. Because of Kimoto’s location in Cedartown, it was decided that students from Cedartown should represent the United States and Kimoto in the world debate. The three students were selected based on their outstanding grade point averages. The students will be accompanied by Cedartown High School English teacher Jennifer Cupp.
The debate is a true international competition. Teams from Japan, Vietnam, Nepal, Israel, France, Madagascar, China, South Korea, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Iran, Turkey, Russia, India, the United Kingdom and Ireland are slated to complete in the debate, which will take place at Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. (more…)