Hackley Parliamentary Team has a Strong Showing at Tournament

On Saturday, February 13th, eight Hackley Upper School Parliamentary debaters competed in the 5th High School Public Debate Program online tournament with teams from both California and the East Coast.

Catherine Lapey, Mason Napach, Michael Potanin, Spencer Ormsby, Sam Sanders, and Jad Benslimane, and Arushi Chandra, and Harper Kelsey all participated in 4 rounds of debate on topics which included the merits of direct to consumer marketing of prescription medication as well as defunding the police. After 4 rounds, Hackley’s team of Harper Kelsey and Arushi Chandra came in first place as the only team in the tournament with an undefeated record. Mason Napach was Hackley’s top ranked speaker and 6th overall out of over 100 debaters.
Our Parliamentary debate team has participated in a record number of tournaments this year with the Ivy League Championships taking place on Saturday, February 20th.