MS Debate Update
On Saturday, January 26th, 2019, twenty MS debaters participated in the 3rd NY Debate league MS tournament of the season. It was a great day with a nice mix of 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade debaters competing.
For the third time this year, 8th graders Mason N., Zara Y., and Amy K. won the tournament. Amy K. won her 3rd gavel (top speaker of over 100 debaters) of the season, an unprecedented accomplishment. Several of our other teams, including 8th graders Arushi C., Bella W., and Paul E and 7th graders Jake C., Robbie G. (who had his siblings and Hackley graduates Zan and Melanie cheering him on!), earned 3rd and 6th place respectively.
Our 5th and 6th graders, including Arjun and Sejal V., Matthew G., Justin D., Riyaan R., Philip M., Dylan F., and Ignacio C., are gaining invaluable experience, often debating students 2 or 3 years older than them and will be a force next year.
Hackley was also recognized both school and tournament awards. Our next tournament will be held at Hackley on Saturday, March 9th.