For the third consecutive week, the Waring Debate Society had success, this time at the Keith West Memorial Tournament, held at Boston Latin School on Saturday, January 21. Four of our teams qualified for the Massachusetts State Tournament this spring: Eliza '24 & Mikaila '24, Gigi '27 & Micah '26, Wilhelmina '26 & Ana '26, and Thomas '27 & Leo '28.
Also debating with distinction were our middle school teams: Robbie '29 & Maddie '29 and Cira '28 & Spike '27. Most of the competition was high school students, and I was proud of the efforts of our younger and less experienced debaters.
Waring was supported by our judges: Parents Jamie, Terry, and Alex. I worked in the tabulation room for the day. I was very excited that the tournament offered a prize for the judge who wrote the most outstanding ballots (as judged by the Boston Latin students) and this award, The Keith West Adjudication Award, went to my grandson Wilbur from Concord Carlisle High School.
Our teams of Eliza & Mikaila and Micah & Cam travel to Atlanta GA next weekend to compete in the Barkley Forum for High Schools at Emory University.