Middle school debaters swept all 13 varsity awards at the third tournament of the season, hosted at J.C. Harmon High School on Thursday, November 30. Those wins helped secure the first place Sweepstakes trophy for Barstow’s 34 competitors.
They also added 33 new trophies to establish a new school record—middle and upper school debaters earned 133 combined awards during the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year.
MIDDLE SCHOOL RESULTS AT J.C. HARMON TOURNAMENT
Barstow captured first place in the novice division and two novice teams moved up to junior varsity win awards.
Novice speaker awards
8th Geordie Waldman
7th Anders Hwang
6th Simon Connor
4th Caroline Fry
Novice team awards
7th Mary Colombo and Anisha Reiland
5th Dyvia Dendi and Caroline Fry
3rd Simon Connor and Devarshi Desai
Champions Anders Hwang and Geordie Waldman
JV Speaker awards
3rd Maddie Bauman
JV team awards
6th Quinn Luce and Freddie Graham
5th Sarena Biria and Aishi Sethi
3rd Maddie Bauman and Izzy Fears
Varsity Speaker Awards
5th Grayson Martin
4th Isa Herrera
3rd Kelsie Tucker
2nd Neha Panicker
1st Avisha Pandey
Varsity Team Awards
4th Ayushi Kothari and Faizan Kahlid
3rd Sofia Gilchrist and Meghana Gunapati
2nd Kelsie Tucker and Isa Herrera
Champions Avisha Pandey and Neha Panicker
JUNIOR VARSITY AND VARSITY RESULTS AT GLENBROOKS TOURNAMENT
Barstow teams powered through three difficult days of competition to claim top prizes at the Glenbrooks Debate Tournament in Northbrook and Glenview, Illinois, November 18-20.
Amanda Munsell and Miles Luce, sophomores, took second place in the junior varsity division, competing against 32 teams in the round-robin competition. In the speaker division, Barstow swept the top three spots: Solomon Park, junior, was first, followed by Munsell and Luce. John Lubianetsky, sophomore, placed tenth.
The three varsity debate teams also performed well. Shaunak Lokre and Robbie Putney, juniors, won five debates and just missed elimination rounds. The other two teams, Sam Short and Taha Fanaswalla and Kristin Tingle and Tyler Durwood, all juniors, each won four of seven rounds.
The varsity division included 177 teams from across the country. Ross Fitzpatrick '17 traveled with the team to help with judging and coaching.