Fernando D. Kirkman, 28, (seated on the desk) the program coordinator for competitive debate for the Baltimore Urban Debate League, (cap) is pictured helping students with debating skills at Mergenthaler High School. Clockwise from right are Isaac Weingram, a debating instructor, and students Wayne Young, 16; Debra Hammond, 14; and Shamaiah Evans, 15. Kirkman was also a debater in high school. The League will be featured in the story about the 15th anniversary of the Open Society Institute.
Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun