I enjoy debate because it provides me a voice to express my views and opinions. I’m able to think freely while seeing the opposing side’s claims. This allows me to view an issue in a holistic way where I can see both sides of a topic. Through debate, I also learn a lot about different topics and issues that exist. Without debate, I wouldn’t have a deep understanding of things like Pharma Companies or Cocoa Monopolies.
VDA has such a great community of coaches and students. The close friends I have made through debate and the coaches that are consistently able to foster a supportive community have made my experience at VDA incredible.