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At largest speech and debate tournament in Washington, community is everything

Students challenge each other debating complex topics, but also find friendship and connection

Competitors brush huddle with their teams as others go through their laptops.
Competitors brush up on arguments and presentations Friday, Jan. 12, before the Mount Vernon Debate Invitational begins. More than 500 students competed in the event. (Finn Wendt/Cascadia Daily News)
By Charlotte Alden General Assignment/Enterprise Reporter
MOUNT VERNON — Five hundred students and dozens of parents, volunteers and coaches darted around t

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