First MS Debate Tournament of the Year

On Saturday, the SFS Middle School debate team hosted and competed in the Nation's Capital Debate League. In this first tournament of the year, close to 200 debaters from 12 schools put their best arguments forward. The SFS team fielded 63 contestants, many of whom were first-time debators. Despite the number of rookies, four teams emerged undefeated and earned second, sixth, seventh, and eighth places overall.

In addition, the entire SFS team received the first-place trophy for total number of wins and the second-place trophy for highest percentage of wins. It was an exhausting but very satisfactory day! Congratulations to all who participated.

—Burt Nadler, debate coach and Social Studies Department head

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