Competing over Halloween weekend dressed as characters from "Avatar: The Last Airbender," the upper school debate team used its powers to earn awards at the Iowa Caucus virtual tournament.
Seniors Phoebe Brous and Rishi Malay lead the way for the debate team's successful weekend, winning their quarterfinal debate and earning a bid to the Tournament of Champions. Brous and Malay finished third overall.
In the novice division, the team took three of the four top spots. Lia Adams and Liane Bdair finished second overall and won speaker awards.
Varsity Speaker Awards: Rishi Malay: 3rd place Phoebe Brous: 4th place
Novice: Lia Adams, Liane Bdair: 2nd place Ava Levine, Connor Lucido: 3rd place Sunny Gandhari, Matthew Gill: 4th
Novice Speaker Awards: Connor Lucido: 3rd place Liane Bdair: 4th place Lia Adams: 5th place