During a Winston-Salem City Council meeting this month, @wakedebate received a resolution by the @cityofwinstonsalem for their historic national title wins this year.
Mayor Allen Joines issued the honor on behalf of the City Council and Mayor Pro Tem D.D. Adams presented the large, framed resolution to the team.
“Winston-Salem could not be prouder,” said Adams. “To bring home this honor, something that has never been done – I hope you will always continue to embrace your skillset and remember the instructors, the mentors, your teachers and coaches that poured into you for you to become who you are now and what you will become later. Congratulations to each and every one of you.”
In 2023, @wakedebate created history by winning all three major national policy debate tournaments: The American Debate Association competition in early March, the prestigious and highly coveted National Debate Tournament in early April and the Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament also held last month.
A physical marker in the city also celebrates the University’s “Triple Crown” debate team national titles. A “WFU Nat’l Debate Champions” sign has been installed at the intersection of Reynolda Road and Coliseum Drive. ...