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UNG debate team wins multiple awards at Blazer Classic
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The University of North Georgia’s debate team won three first-place honors at the Blazer Classic Debate Tournament on Oct. 24-25 at Valdosta State University in Valdosta. Students on the team included Fernando Gonzalez of Flowery Branch, a sophomore majoring in English, Cristian Ramos of Gainesville, a freshman majoring in general studies, Tyler Williams of Flowery Branch, a sophomore majoring in engineering, Pablo Picazo of Gainesville, a senior majoring in psychology, Chase Yarbrough of Clermont, a senior majoring in media studies, Rebecca Pool of Gainesville, a freshman majoring in psychology, Efren Chavez of Gainesville, a senior majoring in management, Shea Barfield of Gainesville, a freshman majoring in communication, and Ashlee Rose of Gainesville, a freshman majoring in business administration. All students attend the Gainesville campus.

Barfield and Rose also placed first in Novice Two-Person Debate. Rose also received the first-place Speaker Award in Novice One-Person Debate and won second place in Novice One-Person Debate.

UNG took first-place overall awards in Two-Person Debate, One-Person Debate and Combined Overall, which included both categories.

The performance is the best by any UNG team in debate club history.

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