Keystone debaters win first place at tournament

Oct 08 2021

Keystone debaters win first place at tournament

Congratulations to Keystone debaters on their success in the recent Saint Mary’s Hall Debate Tournament.

Keystone debaters

From left: Lucas, Julia, Andre, Jack, Aarav, Liv

Out of twenty schools, the team of seniors Jack and Liv went undefeated and took first place in the entire tournament, held virtually. Moreover, both students received a perfect score in speaker points in several rounds. Jack came in as 2nd speaker overall, and Liv came in as 3rd speaker overall. “In addition to their brilliant and articulate performance, they were both unyieldingly kind and polite to their opponents and judges,” notes sponsor Dr. Armentrout. What’s more, this was Liv’s first debate tournament ever.

Meanwhile, 9th graders Julia and Andre had a 3-1 record in prelims, defeating varsity debaters, and just narrowly missed making it to elimination rounds. Julia and Andre’s speaking points were also exceptional.

The team of 9th graders Lucas and Aarav also proved formidable in their first tournament ever. They too defeated more senior opponents with their clear speaking and sophisticated argumentation, completing prelims with a 2-2 record.

Way to go, Cobras!

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