Seniors Jack Kelly and Sam Lincoln were undefeated in 5 preliminary rounds and lost on a 1-2 decision in the final round, in which they debated with excellence. The field was 96 teams (192 debaters). The third place team was Alice Sullivan and Sasha Malley, who were undefeated in preliminaries and ran their record on the current topic to 10 wins and no losses.
In individual speaker recognition, Jack also won the trophy for 10th place speaker, with Sam Lincoln 12th, and Alice Sullivan 13th. Also competing with distinction were Tristan Horan and Sascha Denby with a record of 4W-1L. Overall, Waring had a record of 24W-16L. Debaters included Stefan Karlberg, Jackson Tham, Hunton Russell, Jared Wood, Madeline Boyd, Lillian Corcoran, Anand Fedele, Phineas Karambis, Elizabeth Patrick, and Clara Wang.
The debate team owes a debt of gratitude to our fabulous parent judges/chaperones: Max Kelly, Bill Lincoln, Jill Sullivan, Amy Fedele, and Miranda Russell (who made her debut as a trained judge). Our debate team could not function without our deep parent support.
The team takes a three-week break before returning to action on Saturday, January 7 at Newton South High School for regional competition.