On Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31 three Waring debate teams competed with distinction at a tournament that saw 82 teams (164 debaters) from New England, New York, New Jersey, and Wisconsin debating six rounds and clearing to the sweet 16. In that challenging competition, Jack Kelley & Grace Panetta cleared to elimination rounds, and Jack won the trophy as 4th individual speaker in the tournament.
Tristan Horan & Sascha Denby and Alice Sullivan & Sam Lincoln also competed with distinction at the tournament. Four Waring parents judged at the competition: Max Kelly, Bill Lincoln, Nicie Panetta, and Rob Stuart (P ‘15).
After the debate, one of the judges (and chair of the Manchester-Essex Parents Group) invited Jack & Grace to a Parents Group meeting for an exhibition debate against Manchester-Essex's top team. The judge described Jack & Grace's style of debating as "poetry in motion." If anyone would like to attend this exhibition please contact Tim Averill at firstname.lastname@example.org.