The Sidwell Friends Middle School Debate Team hosted the first of five DC Urban Debate League tournaments this year on October 27. Within a field of 135 debaters on 46 teams from 11 schools, the Sidwell team captured the first place trophy overall by winning 30 of the 40 debates in which they competed. Additionally, six of Sidwell's three-person teams captured six of the top 10 team awards, finishing with trophies for second, third, fourth, fifth, seventh, and eighth places. Eight Sidwell debaters landed in the top 20 for individual performances, including first place overall. Congratulations to our Middle School Debate Team and its coach, MS teacher Burt Nadler!