The University of North Georgia debate team competed in the novice division of the Valdosta State University Blazer Classic Tournament held Feb. 1-2 in Valdosta, taking home four awards. The debate team is advised by Dr. C. Thomas Preston Jr.
The sophomore team of Andre Gonzales and Maria Palacios placed as a quarterfinalist along with sophomore Robert Johnson, who teamed with Valdosta State University student Mike Widmer.
Junior Anthony Harden and his partner, sophomore Max Mager, advanced to the semifinal round. In addition, Harden won the second-place award for individual speakers.