by Caryn Haller

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May 9, 2013
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Debate team goes to nationals

For 15-year-old Ali Cronin, qualifying for the Speech and Debate National Tournament June 17-21 is bittersweet. Her father, Marty Cronin, coached the team for 14 years before he died of brain cancer in 2005. “My father used to be the coach here, but he passed away when I was in first grade. My mom and dad met through debate,” the freshman debater said. “It means a lot. My mom is going and my brother is going. It’s a big family event.” Ali will be competing in Duo Interpretation, where she and a partner act out a 10-minute skit with no …

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