MS Debate on a Roll
The Oakwood MS Debate program had some major accomplishments last week:
Debate Night was held Wednesday evening in the Atrium involving 30 Oakwood debaters and was attended by 50 parents and friends. A night of intense and competitive debating culminated in speaker awards for Ella F. '17, Shayna S. '17, Ari M. '17, Zoe K. '18, Claire S. '17, Megan C. '17, Aida S. '18, Sophie L. '17, Rebecca K. '17, Abby K. '17, Alec W. '17, Max Z. '17, and Emma C. '17.
The team of Sophie/Shayna/Ella finished first with Zoe/Emma/Claire second and Ruby S. '17/Bailey S.-A. '17/Megan third.
Then Oakwood took its crew to Sycamore Canyon on Saturday for a league tournament that included the Gorillas’ arch rival Chaminade. Once again, the Oakwood team was dominant earning both the Overall award for most wins and the Tournament award for highest percentage of wins.
Despite being put together just days before the team of Abby/Rebecca/Ari finished first as a three-person team. The James C. '17/Aida/Max team finished second and Sophie/Shayna/Ella finished fourth.
Top individual awards went to Ella, Shayna, Rebecca, and Ari.
In going 17-3 in match play, Oakwood MS Debate is now an astounding 38-6 after two tournaments. Ari, Aida, and Max have yet to lose a league match (8-0). Others who have contributed with hard work and quality debating are Charlie M. '18, CG M. '18, Michelle S. '17, Vivek W. '17, Charlie W. '17, Matthew M. '17, Tinyan D. '18, Sofia B. '18, Alex B. '17, Cooper Reed '17, Artemio L.-J. '17, Ethan G. '17, and Noah T. '17.