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 Local Homeschooled Student Making Progress in Debating, Forensics Career

March 25, 2009 - After waiting for two hours, Andrew Fraser a home schooled Knightstown senior, found out that his debating career would not have to end at the local tournament.

Last week, he joined over 200 home schooled students who converged on the Marion College campus to compete in the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) region 6 qualifier tournament. Fraser has been debating in the NCFCA speech and debate league for four years. He is a member of Procla!m Speech and Debate Club which meets on the east side of Indianapolis and has members from Henry, Hancock Marion and Rush counties. During the last three years he debated successfully with Isaac Evens of Evansville, ranking as high as fourth in the nation. This year, Evens did not have time to debate as he prepared to go to the Air force academy so Fraser debated with his younger sister, Sarah.

Because he also has a fairly full workload, they planned to attend only two tournaments. After the first in north central Illinois, they had not qualified for regionals. With only one tournament to go, the pressure was on. In NCFCA debate tournaments teams compete in six rounds of debate on the resolution that United States Federal Government should significantly change its policy toward India. After these rounds, the top teams compete in finals, a series of single elimination play-offs. Fraser did not know after the first six rounds if he had qualified for finals, an indication that he would advance to regionals. Due to delays he had to wait over two hours for this announcement. As it turned out, he and his sister had qualified and ranked 27th of 68 teams. Fraser’s debating career will continue in Cincinnati late this April.

 

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