O’Bryant had an amazing first tournament, with every one of our debaters medaling! We even had our first varsity contestant, Ariella Taylor (still able to debate with O’B), taking home 2nd place speaker and 3rd place overall. Nely Silva won 3rd place speaker in JV, Tadgh Murphy took home 5th place and a speaking award—both debating maverick. David Guevara and Neveah Johnson were 7th overall, with Neveah receiving a speaking award. Kayla Ray and Perpetua Saintine also placed and took home speaking awards. Rosa Gomez and Leo Navarro placed 6th overall. Olivia George and Monica Dejesus both received speaking awards and placed. Youssef Souayah, in his first official high school tournament won a speaking award and placed in novice.
O’Bryant took home 2nd overall, and as we move more students to varsity this year, we will he in contention for the first place award!
If you have any students who you think would benefit from debate, please encourage them to attend our next practice on Wednesday after school (room 3-328). The topic is international arms sales, which many have found quite interesting!