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River Bluff High hosts congressional debate

LEXINGTON, S.C. — Students in Lexington County School District One will get an up-close and personal look at politics this election cycle when the district’s Center for Law and Global Policy Development located at River Bluff High School hosts the 2nd Congressional District Debate.

The debate, which is for students only and not open to the public, takes place Friday, November 4, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center located at River Bluff High School.

U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson, the Republican incumbent, Democratic Candidate Arik Bjorn and American Party Candidate Eddie McCain all agreed to participate.

The debate features questions addressing major issues facing South Carolina and the nation submitted by RBHS students. Four second-year Center for Law and Global Policy Development students will present those questions. The candidates have two minutes to respond to each question.

The center’s lead teacher, Meg Huggins, who is also the district’s current Teacher of the Year, serves as debate moderator of the three, 20-minute-long sections (American Strength, American Prosperity, American Society).

Although the event is not open to the public, interested individuals can view the debate as a You Tube Live event.

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