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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 09:31 PM

13. She is a great debater

It was hard to believe that this was her first ever debate. She was strong, and most importantly she passed the eyeball and ear test. She looked and sounded like a United States Senator.

This is part of an article written for The City Sentinel (a paper in Oklahoma City)

"Oklahoma debate champion and advocate for middle class families becomes Senate hopeful

By Darla Shelden
Contributing Writer


Born in Oklahoma City, Warren attended grade school in Norman and graduated from Northwest Classen High School, in Oklahoma City, where she was named “Oklahoma’s top high-school debater.”


Joe Pryor, Edmond real estate consultant and former debate team member said, “Northwest Classen was the No. 1 debate team in the state and Elizabeth was on the number one team with Karl Johnson. We debated some pretty weighty topics like socialized medicine, free trade, and proliferation of nuclear weapons. “Elizabeth was certainly easy to like and she was always about the smartest person in the room.”

Warren said in an interview at UC Berkeley, “I was 16 years old when I graduated from high school and I got a full scholarship in debate that included room, board, tuition, books and a little spending money. It was a fabulous scholarship at George Washington University, if I would debate for them.”


“Elizabeth had, and by accounts still has, an extremely quick, sharp and inquisitive mind,a drive for excellence that was never satisfied with less than her very best, and a remarkable work ethic. Those qualities, combined with an uncanny power of persuasion, made her a formidable debater indeed, and I was grateful every day that she was my colleague and not my opponent,” said Johnson..."


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