Debaters travel to national championships

Debaters travel to national championships

Five qualified Harvard-Westlake debaters will be attending the 45th Annual Tournament of Champions in Kentucky April 30-May 2. “All of our success this season, and even at our postseason championship tournaments, are all due to a strong team effort,” Head of Debate Mike Bietz said. “Certainly all of the individual debaters work exceptionally hard. Many […]

Harker debater wins tournament hosted at upper school

Many of the top debaters in the country competed at a national Lincoln-Douglas tournament hosted by Harvard-Westlake that concluded Monday night at the Courtyard Sherman Oaks. Pranav Reddy from Harker School in San Jose won the tournament, Cameron Cohen ’16 was named third speaker and Nick Steele ’16 was named seventh speaker. The event began […]

Debate team wins bids at tournaments

Debate team co-captain Cameron Cohen ’16 won his first bid toward qualifying for the Tournament of Champions, the nation’s premier debate competition. The Greenhill Fall Classic in Dallas Sept. 20-22 was the first major national tournament of the year and included some of the nation’s top debaters. Both co-captains, Cohen and Nick Steele ’16, advanced […]

Debaters compete in tournament

Annie Kors ’14, Shelby Heitner ’14, Cameron Cohen ’16 and Nick Steele ’16 competed in the Tournament of Champions in Lexington, Kentucky April 26-28. Kors was the only debater to clear the preliminary rounds, and she advanced to double octafinals. In order to qualify for the tournament of only 75-80 Lincoln-Douglas debaters, students must earn […]

Debate team sweeps awards

The debate team won several awards at a tournament at the University of Southern California March 1-3. Cameron Cohen ’16 cleared the varsity preliminary rounds undefeated, as did Chasia Jeffries ’17 in the junior varsity division. Annie Kors ’14, Nick Steele ’16 and Shelby Heitner ’14 also advanced to the varsity elimination rounds. Cohen lost […]

Debaters compete, place at tournaments nationally

Debaters competed in a tournament at Stanford University Feb 7-9 and received numerous recognitions. Annie Kors ’14 finished the preliminary rounds as the top seed and advanced to the semifinals, also winning the third speaker award and her sixth bid for the Tournament of Champions. Cameron Cohen ’14 and Nick Steele ’16 both made it […]

Senior takes first place in debate

Shelby Heitner ’14 won the 2013 Alta Silver and Black Invitational debate tournament Dec. 7. Heitner, along with Cameron Cohen ’16, William Gingold ’14, Dario Madyoon ’17 and Nick Steele ’16 competed in the tournament in Alta, Utah. Steele, Heitner and Cohen all advanced past the preliminary rounds and to the semifinals, each receiving a […]

New ID application for scanners to be released to teachers, students

Student ID card scanners were installed in the cafeterias at the middle and upper schools Nov. 19. While ID cards used to be swiped by cafeteria employees in order to purchase food, now students simply hold their cards up to the scanner themselves. “When I first saw the scanners I was kind of surprised because […]

Freshmen compete at state, novice tournaments

Novice debater Cameron Cohen ’16 competed at the California High School Speech Association Debate Tournament at West Ranch High School in Santa Clarita, the first time any Harvard-Westlake team member has qualified for the tournament. Cohen debated from April 19 to April 20. Cohen did not reach the elimination round but was one of only […]

Debater advances to state

A novice debater qualified for the California State Tournament Saturday, March 9. Cameron Cohen ’16 is the first member of the team to advance to the state tournament. Cohen made it through six out of seven elimination rounds at the three-day qualifying tournament. The tournament was held at Narbonne High School in Harbor City, CA. […]