Hackley Debaters Compete at National Tournament

Seniors Philip Bonanno and Tucker Wilke were among just 119 high school debaters in the country to qualify for the Tournament of Champions in Lexington, KY.
This prestigious competition is among the few premier national championship events for high school debate. Philip and Tucker performed incredibly well in their preliminary rounds, notching a record of 5 wins and 2 losses and were among the 27 entries to advance to elimination rounds.

Philip and Tucker were ultimately defeated in a close debate by the team that went on to take second place at the tournament, showing that our Hackley debaters are among the top partnerships in the country.

Philip and Tucker hope to continue their resounding success as they prepare for their last national championship tournament that will take place in Dallas in June.