Coed Varsity Debate · That’s how you DEBATE!

From Dr. Mooney:


Congratulations to Chris for hosting a successful William Tennent Invitational that attracted 24 schools from three states and featured competitors in 21 different speech and debate events!  Eleven members of Tennent’s Debate Team participated in Saturday’s tournament.  We congratulate the following students who earned awards for their respective debate and speech events:
  • 1st Place in Varsity Lincoln Douglas-Debate: Nick Simila
  • 1st Place in Junior Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Juliana Whitley
  • 4th Place in Varsity Oral Interpretation: Ethan Baker
  • 6th Place in Junior Varsity Congressional Debate: Michela Allen
  • 6th Place in Junior Varsity Policy Debate: Victoria Cannon and Evan Miller
  • Quarterfinalist in Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Lars Midthassel
  • Top Speaker Award in Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Nick Simila
Our team also earned 4th Place in Debate Sweepstakes!  Photos from the awards ceremony are attached.  Pictured with our team are Tennent Debate alumni Donato Luongo and Cameron Zurmuhl who assisted us with tournament operations, served as debate judges, and provided our team with moral support between rounds.
The William Tennent Invitational would not have been possible without the support of our amazing facilities, food service, technology, and office staff who assisted us with preparations in the days and weeks prior to the tournament.  We appreciate the support of our student volunteers from the National Honor Society and the Key Club, in addition to the members of the Debate Team, who assisted us with various tasks throughout the building.
Four members of our team participated in the Big Questions Tournament at Unionville High School on Tuesday.  We congratulate the following students for their achievements in Big Questions Debate:
  • 3rd Place in Junior Varsity Big Questions: Evan Miller
  • 4th Place in Varsity Big Questions: Nick Simila
  • 4th Place in Junior Varsity Big Questions: Sofia Siravo
Our team is competing in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Debate League’s Tournament at Neshaminy High School on Monday, the Philadelphia Catholic Forensics League’s No Suit November Tournament at Central High School on Wednesday, and the Dallastown Wildcat Invitational at Dallastown Area High School on Saturday.
As always, thanks for your support of our team!