From Debate Team Advisors Ms. Warn and Mr. Fitzgerald:
Milton High Seniors Cormac Conners and Chris Dsida finished second in two debates in November, debating the benefits of the NSA's domestic surveillance program. On November 9th, the pair placed second out of 53 teams at Dighton-Rehoboth High School. This past Saturday, November 23rd, the team again placed second out of 54 teams at Lexington High. Senior Captain, Chris Ricciuti, also placed 7th out of 108 debaters, in the individual speaking competition. This was the second time in the last three years that a Milton team placed second at the Lexington tournament. In 2011, Maya Rosmarin and Ailsa Jeffries also made it to the final round. Although the MHS debate team is still waiting for its first tournament victory, the team has now placed second at three consecutive Massachusetts Speech and Debate League tournaments, going back to March, 2013, when Ailsa Jeffries and Chris Dsida placed second at the state championship, held at Milton High. The debate team will compete next at Newton-South High School on January 11, 2014.