Joy of Debate Squad!

By Gint Valiulis

The HPA debate squad competed in a tournament on Saturday, February 5th. The tournament was via Zoom but HPA students came to campus to be with their teams. Students debated if countries should boycott Olympic games and the benefits of artificial intelligence.

High Point won the 3rd place trophy for overall wins due to the strong showing from all the teams.

The team of Matthew M., James W., and Diya K. took 7th place with a record of 3-1.

Out of 91 speakers at the tournament, James W. was awarded for placing 25th and Diya K. awarded for placing 20th.

The teams who competed in this tournament were:

Sarah A. and Julianne K.

Fuming Y., Ethan C., and Reece L.

Wyatt T., Grant Y., and Nilay P.

Julia L. and Lauren L.

Matthew M., James W., and Diya K.

A special thanks goes out to the parents who volunteered to judge and the parents that supported the team with lunch and snacks for the competitors. 

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