Silistra Pre-Tournament Press Release

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On 20-21 February, Atanas Burov Secondary Vocational School of Economics, Administration, and Service will host a BEST tournament – a first for the school as well as the city. Students will compete in English-language debate, poetry and prose performance, and original oratory.

It will be a regional tournament, with teams representing twelve cities across northeastern and central Bulgaria, including two teams from Silistra. BEST expects that about 140 students will compete, and representatives of the Bulgarian Fulbright Commission and BEST Board of Trustees will attend as special guests.

The Silistra tournament will be the second of the spring’s three regionals. The third will be on 5-6 March in Pernik, leading up to the U.S. Qualifier at the end of March and Nationals in April.

About The BEST Foundation
BEST stands for Bulgarian English Speech and Debate Tournaments. Established in 2013, BEST provides the English-language learners of Bulgaria an opportunity to come together and pursue personal growth through English language speech and debate. BEST aims to empower students to think critically, express themselves creatively, and create a dynamic community that truly cares about the success and the future of Bulgaria.