It’s been a busy month for Middle and Upper School debaters, who competed in three events over the past two weekends.
At the Sequoya tournament on Nov. 7, sophomore Peach Wilson finished as the fourth speaker in the varsity division, while sophomore Sophia Mador finished sixth. In the rookie division, sophomores Anna Zinman and Reese Williams placed third as a team—an outstanding result for their first tournament. Zinman was the competition's third-place speaker; Williams was seventh. Not to be outdone, seventh-graders Saya Braham and Harrison Brown took on high-school competitors and finished in fifth and ninth place, respectively.
On Nov. 13 and 14, debaters took part in the Peach State Championship, where the team of sophomores Kabir Singh and Luca Tanasa (pictured) claimed the varsity title, defeating a duo from Florida in the finals. Tanasa was named the tournament’s second speaker, while Singh was third. In the rookie division, freshman Cole Belinfante finished third.
Finally, at the Westminster tournament on Nov. 14, Pace Middle Schoolers and underclassmen took on older competitors with great success. In the novice division, eighth-grader Julia Goode was named the tournament's best individual speaker. Her debate partner, eighth-grader Megan Klingler was fourth. Congratulations, Pace debate!