For Immediate Release Share This News Release

Suffolk Debate Team Tops Penn State in Preliminary Rounds

Christopher Chiusa (West Islip), at left, and Faiz Shakir (Deer Park) holding their winning judges ballots from the debate at Hofstra University on Sunday, December 4.
The Suffolk County Community College Parliamentary debate team of Faiz Shakir and Christopher Chiusa defeated two different pairings from Penn State University at a regional speech competition's preliminary rounds held at Hofstra University on Sunday, December 4th.

Shakir and Chuisa were one win away from advancing to the award rounds before they were narrowly beaten by a team from Hofstra University in the final round of competition.

More than 20 colleges from 11 states participated in the annual event.