Saturday, October 31, 2020

Junior Debate Club Shares First Tournament Results

Members of the Southlake Junior Debate Club include (L-R) Adhi Subramanian, Peter Harris, Jacqueline Prokopeas, Sam Bonham and Coach Neeraj

The Southlake Junior Debate Club took four teams to their first tournament on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Creekview High School in Carrollton.

Club organizers say the students did exceptionally well at their first tournament and came out with a win.  According to Coach Neeraj, the teams exceeded his expectations and earned high marks from judges despite competing against high school students with more experience.

Two out of the four Southlake teams that went to the tournament advanced beyond the first three rounds. The students placed 15th and 16th out of 51 teams in the tournament.

Both teams did not move forward beyond that point but they went up against the 1st place and 2nd place teams. The other 2 teams also did very well and came close but just did not get the judges vote.

7th or 8th grade students interested in joining the club, should contact Ellena Prokopeas the club coordinator at eprokopeas@hotmail.com.