Sliven Pre-Tournament Press Release

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Zahariy Stoyanov WHS to Host 2017 Speech and Debate Tournament in Sliven

On December 9-10 2017, Zahariy Stoyanov WHS will host a BEST tournament – a first time 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 competition rounds will take place in both Zahariy Stoyanov WHS and “Dobri P. Chintulov” High School of Mathematics in Sliven.

The Sliven tournament will be BEST’s 24th tournament and the second in the 2017-2018 school year.

The tournament is open to English-language speech and debate teams across the country, but targets schools located in the eastern region. BEST expects to host approximately 370 people in Sliven, including over 270 student competitors.

The tournament will be the second of two fall regional tournaments. The West Tournament took place in Pleven on 18-11-2017. BEST will also host four tournaments during the Spring semester: two regional tournaments, a tournament hosted at AUBG, and a National tournament.

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.