Hackley Students Participate in the First Online Debate Championship

On Saturday, May 16th, 15 middle school debaters will compete in the first ever Middle School Public Debate Program Online Championship Tournament.
Competitors included 8th graders Jad B., Sam S., James G., Tommy T., Sofia D., Harper K., and Spencer O. as well as 7th graders Vivek M. Sejal V., Arjun V. Dylan F., Rafael C., Philip M., Aran B., and 6th graders Annie S. and Annika D. This is the first ever MSPDP online Championship tournament. The students debate three rounds followed by a final debate between the top two teams. This allowed the debate team to conclude their season, despite these unprecedented circumstances. Hackley placed 2nd overall.  The tournament included 132 debaters from 16 schools from around the country. Jad B. was Hackley's top ranked speaker.

This year, over 45 students participated in the debate program!