Sofia Pre-Tournament Press Release

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Akad. Mihail Arnaudov 119th School to Host 2018 Speech and Debate Tournament

On 17-18 February 2018, Akad. Mihail Arnaudov 119th School in Sofia will host a BEST tournament – a first time for the school. Students will compete in five events: English-language debate, poetry and prose performance, duo interpretation, and original oratory.

The Sofia tournament will be BEST’s 25th tournament and the 3rd 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 western region. BEST expects to host approximately 500 people in Sofia, including over 350 student competitors, making it the biggest English-language speech tournament to happen so far this year.

The tournament will be the first of two spring regional tournaments. BEST will host three additional events during the Spring semester: a regional tournament in Dobrich targeting teams from eastern Bulgaria, an international oratory tournament at AUBG, and a national tournament in Plovdiv.

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.