Last Saturday, the Waring Debate Society competed in the Lincoln-Sudbury High School Debate Competition and had great success at all levels. The tournament had 112 teams (224 debaters) competing in four rounds of varsity competition. Perhaps the most remarkable performance was by Waring’s novice team of Arion Carraher-Kang & Tucker Smith, who had a record of 3 wins and 1 loss and placed 12th of 112 teams. Tucker won the trophy for 11th place speaker of 224. This was the best showing Waring has had by a novice team in varsity competition.
Waring seniors (and one junior) also had strong showing, all with records of 3 wins and 1 loss. Those teams consisted of Sascha Denby & Richard Stuart (14th place), Jackson Tham & Gareth Buhl (21st place), and Jared Wood & Stefan Karlberg (22nd place). Novice debaters Sophie Vaneck & Elle Zymba went 2-2 and earned membership in the National Speech and Debate Association. Other teams with 2-2 records were Phoebe Holz & Betta Tham, Quin Adams & Turner Britz, and Swara Douglas & Anand Fedele. Rounding out the Waring Debate Society was the team of Clara Wang & Julia Kautz.