Debate Team Places in National Competition

Debate Team Places in National Competition

The UCF debate team of Stephen Sherbin II and Rebekah Waldorff placed 3rd at the recent North American Forensic Society’s “Continental Challenge” in Orlando. The Jan. 17-18 tournament attracted teams from as far away as New York and the west coast.

Sherbin and Waldorff in December also wrapped up the fall semester with a trip to the University of Miami for a parliamentary debate tournament. The Dec.  7 event featured four rounds of debate in which UCF’s team compiled a 2-2 record. Sherbin finished in 6th and Waldorff placed 9th out of 34 debaters representing 17 teams from UM, FIU, Rollins College, College of Central Florida, and Miami-Dade College.

Sherbin is a senior in hospitality management from Port St. John. Waldorff is a communication junior and lives in Malabar.

The UCF debaters are gearing up for the Feb. 21-23 Florida Intercollegiate Forensics Association state championships to be hosted by UCF at the Cocoa campus.