Debater advances to state

Haley Finkelstein

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.

Typical debate tournaments have several preliminary rounds, but in this tournament, which was a qualifying tournament, if debaters lost one round they were automatically out.

“Everyone did really well on the team and we have all worked very hard for this, Cohen said. “It was a team effort and I’m looking forward to the California State Tournament in April.”

Cohen has not yet started preparation for the state tournament, which will take place over the weekend of April 19.