The upper school debate team began its online season at the Trevian Debate Tournament with a winning team record and two appearances in the elimination rounds.
Eight students competed in the tournament Oct. 9-11, with over half of the team advancing to the final rounds.
Seniors Meghana Lakkireddy and Noah Waldman placed in the top 32 among 106 entries in the Tournament of Champions (TOC) Division. Their 4-2 preliminary record earned them an appearance in the double-octo elimination round.
Sophomores Logan Mulligan and Quinn Luce placed in the top eight of the Open Division. The duo advanced to the octo-final elimination round, winning their first round.
Geordie Waldman, sophomore, and Paranjay Sharma, freshman, also competed in the Open Division. Juniors Avisha Pandey and Niki Adma competed in the Tournament of Champions Division. The next debate tournament will be the online Iowa Caucus Tournament Oct. 30-Nov. 1.