Chandler Wins Debate Tournament

Published : Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 12:07 PM

Debate Teams (Click on image to enlarge)

Chandler hosted a very successful Middle School debate tournament on November 3. Chandler won 19 tournament awards, including 1st for the overall tournament (% of wins) award and 1st out of 44 seventh-grade teams, winning all four rounds.

7th Grade Debaters. (Click on image to enlarge)

Led by coaches and social studies teachers Andy Hulm and Joe Spencer, students had a fantastic experience competing in a high-quality tournament. Full results follow.

Team Awards out of 44 teams

1st – Aidan Chao, Luke Madden, and Anastasia Volkoff
5th – Nyla Cross, Grace Berger, and Samara Mellis
6th – Meena Durairaj, Ethan Kim, and Rachel Towner
7th – Annabelle Hsieh, Andrew Khachatourian, and Chloe Leong
13th – Ivan Leong and Caleb Bowne
14th – Callum Rangan, Zachary Alvarez, and Andrew Smith

All 9 Chandler teams won at least 2 out of 4 rounds.

Speaker Awards out of 130 speakers

2nd – Anastasia Volkoff (almost won the gavel!)
3rd – Luke Madden
6th – Samara Mellis
7th – Ivan Leong
8th – Chloe Leong
11th – Andrew Smith
18th – Annabelle Hsieh
21st – Nyla Cross
22nd – Meena Durairaj
23rd – Caleb Bowne
24th – Rachel Towner

Overall Tournament Awards

1st – Overall % of wins
2nd – Number of wins


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