2016 is the fifth year in a row that the School of Government has competed in the Paterson Public Schools High School Debate Tournament. The school has improved each year and in 2015 reached the finals of the district tournament. This year the school will again compete in the May 24th tournament.
This year's topic: That assimilation of immigrant groups toward a homogenous culture is beneficial for the development and growth of a society.
Additionally: Mike Ollo, Vice Principal is the District coordinator for the High School Debate Tournament. He has been president of two forensics and debate leagues and has thirty years of experience as a high school debate coach. He facilitates the development of high school debates teams in the school system.
2016 Debate Final
The 2015 Debate Club Championship