2019 ACC Debate Championship

Debaters Patrick Aimone and Conrad Palor with Coach Stephen Scheffel pose with championship trophy

Two members of the University of Notre Dame Debate Team — freshman Patrick Aimone and sophomore Conrad Palor — took first place Saturday (April 6) in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Debate Championship in Washington, D.C.

Led by coaches Stephen Scheffel and Lenora Popken, both Notre Dame Law School students, Aimone and Palor debated the topic “Voting should be compulsory in the United States” with students from 14 other ACC schools at the National Museum of American History.

The ACC Debate Championship is funded by the ACC Academic Consortium (ACCAC), which supports the academic missions of ACC schools with collaborative programs, ideas and recognitions. The consortium is supported by a special fund within the conference budget. It is guided by member schools’ presidents, provosts and chief undergraduate education officers.

Information reposted from https://news.nd.edu/news/notre-dame-team-wins-acc-debate-championship/

Watch the final round here: https://youtu.be/iW6GbLggjoo