Summit Alumn Wins First Place at National Debate Competition

Matthew Mittelberg, an August 2010 session eight graduate of Summit Ministries and a homeschool senior, is currently ranked number one in the nation in Lincoln-Douglas debate (a standing he has held for almost the entire season in the national STOA debate league), as well as number one in Persuasive Speech for his speech against abortion. He was the undefeated Lincoln-Douglas debate champion at the largest ever homeschool speech and debate tournament—the 2011 Concordia Challenge in Irvine, California—and was also the winner of the 2011 San Diego Classic. In addition, he placed first in two consecutive 2011 tournaments in Persuasive Speech and will be competing in both debate and speech at Nationals in San Diego in early June.

Watch his winning speech below: