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Oct. 20, 2021

MSU Debate excels at tournament hosted by University of Kentucky

Michigan State University Debate had two teams competing in elimination debates of the open division and one team reach the quarterfinals of the Wildcat division at the JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky.

Wajeeha Kamal, a political theory and constitutional democracy sophomore in the Honors College; and Maddie Van Zant, a psychology senior in the Honors College; represented MSU in the quarterfinals of the Wildcat division. Kamal and Van Zant defeated teams from Wayne State, Indiana University and the University of Houston to reach the top eight at the tournament. Van Zant was also named third speaker in the Wildcat division.

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