More than 240 debaters participated in the AGD International Debate Tournament in Beijing, China. Three Waring students were recognized among the top-six performers, earning Speaker Awards–Julie Durning (6th), Jack Martin (5th), and Arion Carraher-Kang (3rd).
Finishing among the top 16 teams were five Waring duos–Arion & Jack, Phoebe Holz & Swara Douglas, Cole Sauder & Griffin Wells, Sophia Boyd & Bea Karambis, and Julie & Thomas Davis. Waring's eleventh traveler, Betta Tham, competed on a hybrid team and debated quite well but was not eligible for awards.
In total, the debaters will spend ten days in Beijing–debating, visiting sites, and experiencing Chinese culture.