Public Forum Debate

Hackley School participated in the 40th Annual Villiger Debate Tournament at Saint Joseph University in Philadelphia, represented by Ben Aybar, Sid Shah, Zach Yusaf and Ben Kirsch.
Both Public Forum teams had winning preliminary records at 4-1 and 3-2. Kirsch and Yusaf broke to out-rounds the next day, advancing to octofinals at the tournament. Ben Kirsch finished the 16th ranked speaker of 215 participants in the format. Congratulations to all four debaters for their fine performances! It was Hackley's first time participating in this national circuit tournament.