03.18.05 City Club: Democracy: Is It Best Served by a Strict Separation of Church and State?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/16/2005 - 20:24.
03/18/2005 - 11:00

Democracy: Is It Best
Served by a Strict Separation of
Church and State?

High school students
compete for the debate championship at
The City Club of Cleveland.


CLEVELAND, OH—Michael Jaskiw and Alyssa Lane,
both of Hawken School, will debate the topic �Democracy is best served by a
strict separation of church and state� at noon on Friday, March 18,
, at The City Club of
. This
debate will determine the winner of the Annual High School Debate


Each year high school debaters from
across the region vie for the opportunity to participate in this special event.
The debaters square off in a Lincoln/Douglas-style format. Affirmative
construction, cross examination, negative construction and rebuttal will all be
strictly timed, and the participants are judged on logical, creative and
persuasive arguments.


Immediately following the debate,
the winner and runner up will be presented with trophies recognizing their
achievement in debate.


“The City Club is proud to host this
annual event celebrating the talent of our local high school students,� says
James Foster, executive director of The City Club. “The debates are always
lively and the capabilities of the protagonists most impressive. We’re excited
to give the students an opportunity to participate in the ultimate expression of
free speech: The Annual High School City Club Debate.�


The Annual High School Debate
Championship is sponsored by Baker & Hostetler LLP.


Tickets for this City Club Friday
Forum are $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included.
Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. They can be purchased by
calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at


Established in 1912 to encourage new
ideas and a free exchange of thought, The City Club of Cleveland is the oldest
continuous free speech forum in the country, renowned for its tradition of
debate and discussion. The City Club’s mission is to inform, educate and inspire
citizens by presenting significant ideas and providing opportunities for
dialogue in a collegial setting.



Missy S. Toms
Director of Membership & Marketing
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Fl.
Cleveland, OH 44114
mtoms [at] cityclub [dot] org


City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd floor