Parli Debate Co-Captain Lily Napach wins the Gavel!

On Saturday, November 14th, three teams of Hackley Parliamentary debaters competed in the second regular season HSPDP (High School Public Debate Program) online tournament, including schools from New York, New Jersey, and California. 

All three Hackley teams went 3-1 which was good enough to earn Hackley two school awards – 2nd place for the total number of wins and 1st place for the highest winning percentage. Additionally, Hackley senior co-captain Lily Napach won the gavel as the top speaker overall – Kiri Fitzpatrick, Harper Kelsey, Jad Benslimane, and Robin Kliatchko all placed in the top 15 speakers as well.

Lily and Kiri came in 3rd as a two-person team. Sam Sanders, Spencer Ormsby and Jad came in 7th and Harper, Robin, and Cassandra Lopez - competing in her very first debate tournament! – came in 8th overall out of 28 teams.

This was a terrific tournament for our Hackley Parli debaters who are off to a great start to the season.

The next HSPDP event will take place on Sunday, December 6th.