10 GBPDL Schools Compete in Snowy Weston

On the snowy morning of Saturday, January 21st students from the Greater Boston Policy Debate League traveled to Weston to compete in our first tournament of 2012. JV and Varsity teams from 10 high schools competed at Weston High School for 3 rounds in what turned out to be a very competitive tournament (Pictures HERE).

In Varsity, the hybrid team of New Mission’s Darien Amado and Boston Latin Academy’s Henry Chavez won the tournament championship over Weston’s Jamie Emery and Aubrey Kief who also went 3-0 at the tournament. In third place was the hybrid team of TechBoston’s Osaruese Odeh and Dorchester Academy’s John Thatch. Boston Latin Academy’s Henry Chavez earned top speaker with Danielle Cadet placing second, and Aubrey Kief earning third.

In Junior Varsity, the hybrid team of Excel High School’s Chianne Arthur and Dorchester Academy’s Dahana SaintCry won the JV championship with Weston’s Jacqueline Chen and Irene Liaw placing second, and with the hybrid team of Brighton’s Tanjil Mustafa and Boston Latin Academy’s Tajahane Francis placing third. Excel’s Chianne Arthur earned top speaker with Dorchester Academy’s Dahana SaintCyr placing second, and Brighton’s Tanjil Mustafa placing third.

The Boston Debate League would like to extend its deepest gratitude to Weston High School’s Debate Coach Jim Murphy, his debaters, and all school staff who made the tournament possible. Want to see why so many local students are willing to wake up before 7am on a Saturday? Volunteer at our next tournament! Sign up HERE.

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