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My Trip to Beijing with the Waring Debate Team (by Cole Sauder '21)

By Cole Sauder '21 on 01/3/2020

With only 24 hours of our 11-day Debate trip to China under my belt, in the middle of Beijing, amid the hum and bustle of rush-hour traffic, I watched my host crash her bike head-on into an oncoming cyclist. This was after she rented three different bikes that were either missing pedals or a seat. After the first crash, we pushed even harder on our pedals trying to get home, but it soon became apparent that Suzanna, my host, was lost, very lost in an enclosed college campus. 

The Waring Debate Team traveled to Beijing, China, in November for an international debate tournament and to build upon strong relations with our friends at T.H.I.S. (Tsinghua, Highschool, International, School). While in China we traveled to spectacular places, bonded with friends, and cleaned up at T.H.I.S’s debate tournament.

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Debate Impressive at Lincoln-Sudbury Tournament

By Graham Pearsall on 12/9/2019

After earning outstanding results in Beijing last month, the Waring Debate Society returned to the North Shore to find similar success closer to home.

At the annual Lincoln-Sudbury High School December Tournament, juniors Arion Carraher-Kang and Jack Martin teamed up to place third out 83 teams in the varsity Public Forum Debate competition. Out of the 165 varsity debaters, senior Swara Douglas (5th), Arion (6th), and senior Turner Britz (18th) received speaker awards.

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Debate Travels to Beijing, Finishes among Top Teams at International Tournament

By Graham Pearsall on 11/14/2019

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).

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Le Temps Retrouvé - Special Edition Released

By Graham Pearsall on 01/26/2019

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Another edition of Le Temps Retrouvé is hot off the digital press.

From the editor, Head of School Tim Bakland: "Waring School is a place of ideas and 'voices' — voice in its many forms, written, poetic, artistic, musical, athletic, whimsical, serious, adventurous, and all the rest. Le Temps Retrouvé is one of many venues in which you’ll find the very essence of Waring School through student expression."

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Waring Debate excels at Newton South Tournament

By Waring Faculty on 01/14/2019

Yesterday, at Newton South High School, Waring Debate competed in a Varsity-Only tournament in Public Forum Debate. It was Waring's first foray with the January topic: "Resolved: The United States federal government should prioritize reducing the federal debt over promoting economic growth."

At the end of five rounds of debating, two teams qualified for the Massachusetts State Tournament on March 30: Sasha Malley and Gareth Buhl as well as Anand Fedele and Julia Kautz. The attached photo shows Kautz and Fedele receiving their trophies from Newton South's coach, Josh Cohen.

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Debate Team Qualifies for State Tournament

By Admin on 12/21/2018

At the Lincoln-Sudbury Winter Debate Festival on December 9, 150 teams (300 debaters) from dozens of schools competed in the open varsity division. Despite the stiff competition, Waring's teams had a successful day.

In the field of 300 speakers, Julia Kautz won 9th place and Anand Fedele won 14th place. Gareth Buhl and Arion  Carraher-Kang  were also both in the top 10% of speakers.
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