Seven novice debaters win speaker awards in Atlanta

Seven debate students in the novice division won speaker awards at the Woodward Novice Nationals debate tournament, which took place in Atlanta on March 20-22. Liz Yount ’17 won the first speaker award, Evan Engel ’17 won second, Indu Pandey ’18 won fourth, Matthew Gross ’19 won seventh, Nick Platt ’19 won eight, Ethan Rosen ’19 […]

8 debaters to compete internationally

By Jack Goldfisher Eight students will compete at international debate tournaments in Chile, Turkey and the Czech Republic over the summer. Michelle Choi ’12, Tommy Choi ’14, Zoe Dutton ’15, Sara Evall ’15, Luke Holthouse ’13, Timothy Song ’15, Miranda Van Iderstine ’13 and Elle Wilson ’13 will each attend one of the World Schools […]

Debate team wins in Iowa invitationals, moves forward

By David Lim and Ana Scuric Lincoln-Douglas debaters will head off this weekend to the St. Mark School’s Heart of Texas Invitational in Dallas and The New York City Invitational at The Bronx High School of Science. Both tournaments are among the most competitive in the country and will be attended by eight members of […]

Sprung-Keyser takes 1st place in national debate contest

Ben Sprung-Keyser won first place Friday, June 18 in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the National Forensics League national tournament in Kansas City. Harvard-Westlake Debate Coach Mike Bietz said Sprung-Keyser, who has just completed his junior year, is the first junior to take first place in more than a decade. Sprung-Keyser won on a 9-2 decision.

Debaters triumph in Yale Invitational

By Spencer Gisser Nick Pritzker ‘€™12 and Nika Madyoon ‘€™12 participated in national debate finals at Yale University. In earlier rounds, the two placed in the top 10 percent of competing junior varsity debaters. Pritzker and Madyoon made it to the double-octafinals. The team’s 11 representatives, including five junior varsity and six varsity debaters, took […]