Monday, December 17, 2012

MHS Debate Team Competition News

The Milton High School Debate team recently competed in the Lincoln Sudbury Speech and Debate Tournament. This was the second consecutive weekend our students dedicated their time to competing in public forum debate, since they also attended the Dighton-Rehoboth tournament.  At Lincoln-Sudbury, within public forum debate alone, there were 89 teams (178 students) competing. Throughout the day, our students debated the resolution: The United States should prioritize tax increases over spending cuts. Milton High had a strong showing, with 23 students participating.  Although all of our students were successful in at least one round, Ailsa Jeffries and Chris Dsida went 3 and 1 for the four regular rounds; winning many compliments from their judges. In addition, the pair of Cormac Conners and Isabelle Smith won all four of their regular rounds, making it to the final rounds of the tournament (along with 7 other teams). Although they lost in their final round, they came in 6th place overall for the day, edging out some incredible competition. Cormac was also able to secure 10th place individually, for speaker points.
We are grateful to Debate Team Coaches Nick Fitzgerald and Nancy Warn, as well as parents Mike Dsida, Lisa Rebrovic, Mike Caljouw and Rob Shepard. The Debate team's next tournament is at Newton South on January 12th.
Members of the MHS Debate Team (picture taken at another event)