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First Black Girl and Youngest Black Boy Win Third Consecutive Harvard Debate Competition

These intelligent Atlanta teens have accomplished a historical feat as we now know them as “The Atlanta Great Debaters.” According to 11Alive , Madison Webb and Christian Flournoy — high school students and participants in the Harvard Diversity Project — snagged a victorious win for their third consecutive year at the prestigious Harvard University Debate Competition. Both Webb and Flournoy made history as the first Black female student and youngest Black boy to come out of the competition victorious. Together they beat out students from over 25 countries around the world. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @veritasgeorgia As part of the Harvard Diversity Project, the two teens have helped the program gain notoriety and strengthen its reputation for what 11Alive reports as “positioning Black youth to receive full scholarships to Ivy League and elite colleges and universities.” Each year the program recruits a new group of 25 talented students in the metro Atlanta area to...

Jul 21, 2020