Talented Chandler Students Deliver Strong Debate Results and Perform Grease

Students at Chandler School are multitalented and participate in extracurriculars from debate to musical theater. This month, students shone at two separate events.

Chandler School’s eighth grade debate team competed last Saturday in the Harvard-Westlake Debate Invitational. In total, there were 14 schools, 49 teams, and 145 debaters competing in four challenging rounds against some of the best teams in California. The Chandler team of Jennifer Spinoglio, Lauren Ginn, and Lucas Lee placed 8th out of 49 teams, winning three out of four rounds. Two of Chandler’s teams (Alexander Albrecht, William Farhat, and Heather Thomasian AND Nicholas Lin, Matin Bagheri, and Emerson Herrera) won two of their rounds. One team (Michelle Wong and Caity Wackerly) won one round.

Congratulations to all the Chandler students for their hard work in preparing for this event; they should be proud of their efforts. Chandler School’s debate team is coached by sixth grade social studies teacher Andy Hulm, and eighth grade social studies teacher Joe Spencer.

Callie Pippert, Elizabeth Hong, Olivia Daniel, Audrey Lewis

Additionally, Chandler School’s sixth grade students delighted a packed audience on a rainy Friday morning, with a standout performance of Grease, under the direction of music teacher Brandi Williams-Moore. The “mini-musical” format gives students a taste of the challenges, teamwork and thrills involved in performing a musical theater show.

L-R: Nyla Cross, Angela Ren, Rhea Gerontides, Eliana Longoria-Valenzuela

The mission of Chandler School is to provide each student with the highest quality and most academically challenging education in a nurturing, balanced and diverse environment. Chandler students gain a love of learning, a means of thinking independently and an ability to work collaboratively. A Chandler education seeks to develop good character, self-reliance and a commitment to community in students as a foundation for academic and personal success.

L-R: Emma Newhall, Kara Garikian, Graham DesHotel, Hadi Alhoussayni and Caleb Bowne.

Chandler School is located on 1005 Armanda Drive. You can call them on (626) 795-9314 or send them an email at info@chandlershool.org/. For more information visit their website at http://www.chandlerschool.org/




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