Great US Debate Performances at UPenn

Hackley US Debate had an outstanding showing at the University of Pennsylvania’s 45th annual Liberty Bell Classic.

Three two-person teams reached elimination rounds at this prestigious national circuit tournament, with junior Ben Kirsch and sophomore Zach Yusaf reaching Varsity quarterfinals in a highly competitive field of 154 teams from all over the country.

In speaker point rankings, Zach was 12th out of 308 competitors, and freshman talent Zara Yusaf came in at 19th debating Varsity with sophomore Michael Lee, another breaking team. Kevin Kim and Aidan Aybar enjoyed a great run into double-octofinals, in the novice division. Hackley debaters all won rounds and deserve congratulations!