New Trier Freshman Helped Found Debate Club as a Washburne Student
When he was a student at Carleton Washburne School, Charlie Forbes approached Mr. Hovis, his Social Studies teacher, about starting a Debate Club as an opportunity to engage with peers about politics and current events. Charlie took it upon himself to recruit students to the club and organize practices in order to compete in local debate tournaments. Charlie enjoyed returning to Washburne after graduation to provide guidance to the Debate Club members. This year, as a Freshman at New Trier High School, he is taking the Freshman Speech and Debate elective course, and has participated in several debate tournaments. Next year, he plans to enroll in the Congressional Debate course.