Debate team receives local, national recognition

By Nika Madyoon

The upper school debate team received multiple awards from national and local tournaments.

Jake Sonnenberg ’11 qualified for both the Tournament of Champions at the University of Kentucky and the Montgomery Bell Academy Round Robin in Nashville.

At USC, Adam Bennett ’12 qualified for the semifinals and Haleh Kanani ’12 was the junior varsity champion. At Damien High School, Michelle Choi ’12 and Bennett advanced to the finals.

Sonnenberg and Ben Sprung-Keyser ’11 cleared to elimination rounds at The Glenbrooks in Chicago. Both finished with records of six wins to one loss.