By Sunny Roy
The debate team has accomplished many noteworthy things this season as it comes to a close and the state tournament on February 28-March 1 approaches. This year 20 from HB’s team have qualified for the state tournament, the most in HB’s history and largest among all CCIS schools.
Congressional Debate: Emily Amjad, Talia Bhaiji, Morgan Austin
Policy (pre-qualified): Lulu Sun/Athena Haloua, Emily Spencer/Hannah Yahraus
Policy: Julia Sabik/Margaret Broihier
Lincoln Douglas: Lydia Spencer
Public Forum: Sunny/Sam, Gigi/Lexi, Aarathi/Oriana
Humorous Interpretation:Maddy Masaryk
Oratorical Interpretation: Kacey Gill (1st state qualifier in school history in this event)
International Extemporaneous Speaking: Dhiksha Balaji, Natalie Sayed (also District Champ).
To the National Tournament in Congressional: Morgan Austin
We have a good chance to get several more state qualifiers through Nat Quals. So if you see any of debaters in the hallway these next couple of weeks wish them luck! Congrats to all on a great season!