Vratsa Pre-Tournament Press Release

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Yoan Ezarkh FLHS to Host Fall Speech and Debate Tournament

On 19-20 November 2016, Yoan Ezarkh Foreign Language High School in Vratsa will host a BEST tournament – a first for the school, as well as for the city. Students will compete in five events: English-language Debate, Poetry and Prose performance, Duo Interpretation, and Original Oratory.

The Vratsa tournament will be BEST’s 17th tournament and the first in the 2016-2017 school year. The tournament is open to English-language speech and debate teams across the country, but targets schools located in the Western Region. BEST expects to host approximately 300 people in Vratsa, including over 200 student competitors.

The tournament will be the first of two fall regional tournaments. The second will take place in Shumen on 10-11 December. BEST will also host four tournaments in during the Spring semester: two regional tournaments, a National tournament, and a U.S. Qualifier.

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. We provide a platform for English-language speech and debate domestically and send Bulgarian students abroad to compete internationally.