Last weekend, the Waring Debate Society competed in the Harvard National Debate Tournament, the largest invitational debate tournament of the year. With over 1700 students and 426 judges participating in 3 divisions of debate, Waring's teams had exceptional success.
In Junior Varsity Debate, the team of Julia Kautz & Anand Fedele had a 5W-1L record in their preliminary rounds and won their first elimination round on Saturday night, having to return for competition on Sunday when they earned their trophy, finishing in the top 32 of 295 teams. Clara Wang & Swara Douglas also competed in Junior Varsity Debate.
In a field of 203 teams for Novice Debate, Betta Tham & Phoebe Holz also advanced to elimination rounds with a 4W-0L record, placing in the top 16 teams in the tournament. Our other novice teams were Arion Carraher-Kang & Tucker Smith, Jack Martin & Turner Britz, and Mattie Knowles & Charlotte Smith.
Our Varsity Debate teams were Sascha Denby & Richard Stuart and Jackson Tham & Gareth Buhl. Varsity Debate included 356 of the best teams in the country.
The Waring Debate Society has a weekend off before returning to action on Saturday, March 3 at Shrewsbury High School for the "Mardi Gras" tournament.