Teams researched the positions their countries would take on eight different topics and authored resolutions for potential action by the UN. They then had the task of convincing a majority of delegations representing other countries to approve these resolutions in a small council. The best of the resolutions passed by the councils were then presented before the General Assembly of all countries present, and the Mavericks accounted for two of a total of five resolutions presented before the plenary session. One, authored by Joe Womack (Cameroon) on poverty eradication for developing countries, was adopted by the General Assembly. Another, authored by Lance Hammons (Russia) on counter-piracy, was narrowly defeated. The topics included: internet privacy; the situation in Ukraine; privacy, surveillance, and espionage; economic globalization; the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS); climate change; the use of drones; and equal access to education.
The JMHS Debate Team now turns its attention to preparing for a three day competition in March that includes schools from the greater Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia region. Individuals or businesses wishing to support the Debate Team are welcome to contact its sponsor, Scott Womack, at (304)-753-6906.
Great job MAVS!!!!!