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Jan 22, 2011 7:55 PM by David Jay

Students test debate skills at Rimrock Classic

BILLINGS - Students from Montana and Wyoming talked about the issues in Rocky Mountain College's debate tournament.
Rocky, Northwest, Carroll and Casper completed two days of competition at the fifth annual Rimrock Classic Invitational at Rocky Mountain College.
The competitors debate national and international current events issues.
Rocky's forensics director says debate teaches a variety of skills.

"Debate in general just teaches a wide variety of skills as far as critical thinking, and public speaking and working in groups," said Shelby Jo Long-Hammond, director of Forensics at Rocky Mountain College. "I just think those skills are invaluable as far as any career is concerned. In addition to that, it's a good critical discussion of issues and it's a great environment to be in."
The Rimrock Classic Invitational serves as a tuneup for more competition leading up to national competitions.

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