The Bangor High School Debate Team traveled to Brunswick on Saturday, January 28 and came home with the 2017 State Championship plaque, the second consecutive title for the storied program. The team also claimed two of three Sportsmanship Awards in the categories of Debate and Congressional Debate. Team members and longtime advisor Mr. Joe Pelletier will be recognized on February 8 by the Bangor School Committee.
The Maine Principals’ Association sponsors interscholastic competition and is guided by the standards of the Maine Forensics Association. On the national level, BHS Debate has earned two consecutive five-year commendations for a high school chapter from the National Forensics Association, the overarching body for speech and debate competition.