Mercer University’s debate team headed to national tournament

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Mercer University’s debate team has qualified for the most prestigious tournament in the country.

Seniors Hunter Pilkinton and Lindsey Hancock are headed to the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence. They beat more than 600 other teams across the nation and will be the first in Georgia’s history to compete.

"It’s something that we have been working towards. Last year we were on the brink and we were just a couple points shy of qualifying, so this year it is really amazing to finally be able to do it," Hancock said.

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After graduation Hancock wants to become a high school teacher and Pilkinton is deciding on law school.