The Last Word

Middle School debaters made the case for excellence at the Regional Championships.

The Middle School debate team can’t be stopped! On Saturday, May 6, nine debaters traveled to the Regional Championship in Freehold, New Jersey, to compete with the best teams on the East Coast. The championship put a total of 264 debaters to the test. Students competed in 88 teams of three debaters each.

Though the day was long and competitive, with five rounds in total, Sidwell Friends fared well. Despite the large number of challengers, Emily F. ’21, Sofia F. ’21, and Eva Y. P. ’21 came in fifth overall, with a 4-1 record. Imani T. ’21, Leyla Ü. ’21, and Karenna W. ’21 were 3-2 in the tournament, as were Cyrus B. ’22, Seth B. ’22, and Dylan P. ’22. In speaker points, Eva nabbed the trophy for sixth place overall, while Emily and Cyrus captured 13th and 14th, respectively. Congratulations to all our debaters!

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