Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, marked the sixth tournament of the 2014 season, the City Championships, at English High School and Timilty Middle School. English HS hosted over 240 debating high school students and Timilty MS hosted over 90 debating students. Over 180 volunteers joined us in making the tournament another success.
At English HS, Charlestown High School earned the title of tournament Championship, with Brighton High School in second place. Excel HS and Fenway HS earned the top two places for the spirit award, respectively. In the varsity division, Josiah Quincy Upper School team Simon Wu and Brieana Valdez won the Championship award and scored first and second place respectively for the top speakers award. The junior varsity division team to earn the Champion award was maverick Joyce Huang of Fenway High School. Top speakers of the JV division included Aisha Donna and runner-up Anna Stefanov of Boston Latin Academy. In the novice division, EMK maverick Jabriel Pressley won the title of Champion. Novice division debaters Nicole Pimental of Brighton High School and runner-up Jabriel Pressley of EMK ranked first and second place for the speaker award. In the junior varsity Spanish division, English HS team Christopher Toribio and Ariel Rodriguez took the champion title, while Kelly Salazar of Brighton HS and Armando Bahena of English HS won first and second place for the speaker award, respectively. In the novice Spanish division, Charlestown HS team Erika Santana and Yasmin Sosa earned the title of champion, while Charlestown HS students Luis Gonzalez and Leslie Del Carmen ranked first and second place for the speaker award, respectively. Volunteers Ada Sepulveda and Kate LaForge were the recipients of the Outstanding Judge Award. See full results here.
At Timilty Middle School, home-team Timilty took the first place title for Tournament Champion once again, with Irving Middle School following in second place. First place for the spirit award was Dever-McCormack Middle School and second place was Eliot Middle School. Timilty students continued to score high with Junior Varsity team Lanezja Auguste and Ashley Contreras taking first place; Auguste additionally earned first place for the top speaker award. Alisa Regassa of Eliot earned second place for the top speaker award. In the novice division, Clarence-Edwards Middle School teams ranked in as first and second place. Team and Sitnour Elamin and Anisa Pouriet took first place, while second place went to team Danny Munoz Caina and Edgar Pereyra. Top speakers were Abri Leka representing Dever-McCormack and runner-up Leslie Roman, another student of Clarence-Edwards. Winners of the Outstanding Judge Award were volunteers Ashley Fetterman and Morelus Kervens. See full results here.
Thanks to our coaches, headmasters, volunteer judges, and students for making tournament six a great one!
Did you notice that we didn’t report on our champion division? That’s because they are debating at Fish & Richardson on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Be sure to check back soon for champion division results!