Virtual Tournament of Champions
Sophomore Zach Yusaf and junior Ben Kirsch represented Hackley at the "eTOC" last weekend, a bid-requiring invitational championship tournament usually held at the University of Kentucky in April.
They were virtual winners at the Tournament of Champions, going 4-3 in rounds, debating outstanding teams from throughout the country in the top "Gold" division of Public Forum debate. They finished seeded 26 of 94 teams, and placed 35 and 36 as speakers among 188 debaters. They prepared for weeks to debate either side of the resolution stating: The United States should remove nearly all of its military presence in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf.
Congratulations, Zach and Ben!