Congratulations are in order for our Warrior Debaters! Thurgood Marshall Academy brought four teams to the first debate tournament of the 2014-15 school year, held at Cesar Chavez Parkside Campus. Out of dozens of both novice and varsity debaters, the Warrior Debaters brought home many awards! Here are the results:
Novice (first time debaters):
2nd overall novice team –Copeland Barbee and Kiara Clark
4th place individual speaker – Kiara Clark
5th place individual speaker – Copeland Barbee
4th place team – Cer’cia Wallace (debating solo!)
6th place team – Anthonya James and Eric Izzard
6th place individual speaker – Cer’cia Wallace
8th place individual speaker – Anthonya James
8th place team – Keneon Williams and Sakina Musa
10th place individual speaker – Eric Izzard
School Awards (total number of wins):
2nd place overall
Special thanks to the dedicated debaters who all participated! This is the first time every single student who came to compete was recognized by either an individual or team award. We’d also like to recognize the debaters who came to support their teammates, and learn about debate by observing the competition. Special thanks to Eleanor Lewis for her continued support, helping our debaters research strong arguments and work on their oratorical style.
Stay tuned for updates about our next tournament, which will take place on November 15th.