Marlborough's Lincoln-Douglas Debate Team Ends a Strong Season
Congratulations to the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Team on an outstanding competitive season.
Last weekend the Middle School Debate Team performed extremely well in the Middle School State Tournament at CSU Los Angeles, achieving a 57% winning rate among top competition in the state. Sadie M. '22, Sofia S-T. '21, Sonora R. '21, and Bella W. '21 achieved winning records, and SaraMae T. '22 achieved an undefeated 5-0 record in the preliminaries and reached the Quarterfinal elimination round!
Over the course of the year both Upper and Middle School students competed in 745 competitive debate rounds (113 more rounds that last year) spread over 29 tournaments, comprising more than 61 competition days. In all, our students spent 1,297.5 hours competitively debating, or 54 full days! And these figures don't include the time spent practicing and researching at school and at home.
Congratulations to our student debaters and debate program faculty!
Thirteen students will attend an Ivy League or Stanford and 18 students will continue their education at California colleges and universities.
This is the second year in a row that Isabel has won her grade level contest.
"Winning was really amazing because it felt like all of my team's hard work paid off."
English 7 introduces students from a wide representation of elementary schools to Marlborough's expectations. Students write frequently, learning to express themselves, both formally and informally, in expository and creative assignments. Personal experience and literature are springboards for writing assignments, oral presentations, and seminar-like discussions. Readings often include The Book Thief, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, A Midsummer Night's Dream and an extended unit on poetry.