Pazardzhik Pre-Tournament Press Release

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Bertolt Brecht FLHS to Host Spring Speech and Debate Tournament

On 11-12 February 2017, students from across Bulgaria will attend an English-language speech and debate tournament at Bertolt Brecht FLHS in Pazardzhik. This will be the BEST Foundation’s first event of 2017 and Bertolt Brecht FLHS’s third time as a host. The school previously welcomed students at two tournaments hosted in 2015 and 2016. Students will compete in five events: English-language Debate, Poetry and Prose performances, Duo Interpretation, and Original Oratory. Prizes will be awarded in each of these categories, as well as for overall team performances.

The Pazardzhik tournament will be BEST’s third tournament of the 2016-2017 school year and its 19th overall. The tournament is open to English-language speech and debate teams across the country, but targets schools located in the West Region. Approximately 280 high school students are expected to attend.

The tournament will be the first of two spring regional tournaments. The second will take place in Burgas on 11-12 March. BEST will also host two additional tournaments in the spring semester: a National tournament in Varna and a U.S. Qualifier in Blagoevgrad.

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.