With Hurricane Sandy approaching, debaters from Boston, Greater Boston, and even New Hampshire blew in full-force for our largest Greater Boston Policy Debate League Tournament to date. With 60 plus students from 10 high schools, competing in both the JV and open division this was our most competitive tournament yet. (Pictures Here)
In the open division, the hybrid team of Richard Davis and Sofia Bucci, of Brighton High School and Commonwealth Schools, respectively took home first place honors with Sophia earning first place speaker. Weston’s team of Amanda Chen and Joanna Toa came in a close second in the team rankings. Boston Latin Academy’s Kalvin Nash is also deserving of recognition as the second place speaker in the open division. In the JV division Lexington’s team dominated with the top four teams and with JV champions Michelle Chong and Lalita Devadas earning the second and first place speaker awards, respectively. Of note, was the performance of Burke high school’s Omotoyosi Oyedeji who was the third place JV speaker and a member of Burke’s fifth place JV team. See full results Here.
The Boston Debate League would like to extend its deepest gratitude to Brighton High School’s Headmaster, Mr. McDowell, his administration, staff, and coaches, particularly Special Education Director, Dr. Gutierrez and coaches Michele Pellam and Katie Shaller who gave up their Saturday to host us.
The Greater Boston Policy Debate League is a partnership between the Boston Debate League and suburban schools in the surrounding area. The goal is to create opportunities for students from different backgrounds to compete against one another on a level academic playing field. Since its inception two years ago, the league has slowly but steadily grown and continues to welcome new members. Interested, contact Paul@bostondebate.org.
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.