From this relationship the team was invited to participate as one of the first schools working with the National Urban Debate League, which is starting a program in the Cleveland area.
The first competition of the NUDL took place this past Saturday at John Carroll University. Approximately five schools participated and twelve teams competed. As a result of that competition Brush won first place in the overall competition, beating out 11 other teams. The two students representing Brush were Michael Bussey (grade 12) and Mario Robertson (grade 12). Other awards presented to our two competitors included the following: Michael Bussey took home the award of 2nd speaker (which meant he was the second place winner in oration out of 24 competitors) and Mario took home the award of 7th speaker (which meant he was the seventh place winner in oration out of 24 competitors).
This is a great honor for Michael and Mario as well as Brush High School because they will go down in history with the NUDL as they will be remembered as the first winners of the inaugural competition of the National Urban Debate League in Cleveland.
Their next competition will be March 26, 2011 at John Carroll University. For more information on the National Urban Debate League visit www.urbandebate.org/index.htm.