Marlborough Debate Recap – Quarter 1

Marlborough Debate plunged right into the year with a rigorous tournament schedule. Here are just some of the many highlights from the beginning of 2022-2023 season.

In the eight short weeks that comprise Quarter One, Marlborough Debate plunged right into a rigorous tournament schedule and our debaters earned an impressive array of accolades. Here are just some of the many highlights from the beginning of Marlborough Debate’s 2022-2023 season.

Marlborough Debate has attended a total of eight tournaments thus far. An early and exciting accomplishment for the team was seeing Wyeth R. ’24 invited to the Greenhill Round Robin. This tournament is exclusive–only ten of the top debaters in the United States are invited to compete. Other members of Marlborough’s debate team competed in the Greenhill Invitational which is one of the largest and most difficult tournaments in the country.

Wyeth R. ’24 has continued to dominate each tournament in which she competes. At the Nano Nagle Invitational, she was the tournament runner-up and at the St. Mark’s Heart of Texas Invitational, Wyeth was awarded the Top Speaker Award. She has earned a bid to the Tournament of Champions in every one of her qualifying appearances. Teammate Maya J. ’24 was a semifinalist at the Nano Nagle Invitational and Lucia S.G. ’27 was the undefeated Tournament Champion in the JV division of the St. Mark’s Heart of Texas Invitational.

During the Jack Howe Memorial Invitational–a large, regional tournament hosted at CSU Long Beach–Abby M. ’26 and Maia S. ’27 both reached the Junior Varsity final round to become JV Co-Champions. Maia and Abby had plenty of teammates cheering on this exciting success as Marlborough brought 25 students, the school’s largest team ever, to compete. Abby also earned an undefeated record in the tournament. Also going undefeated was Penny S. ’26 during the Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational. Thanks to this incredible performance, Penny was named the Tournament Champion.

Contributing to the impressive list of Marlborough Debate successes during Quarter One was Hope L. ’24 and Leah F. ’26. Hope cleared to elimination rounds in each of the four tournaments she entered. Leah earned a bid to the Tournament of Champions. As a 9th grader, this is a particularly rare and outstanding accomplishment. 

Congratulations to all of our dedicated Marlborough Debate students; our Assistant Debate Coach, Chris Theis; and Debate Program Head, Adam Torson! We look forward to cheering you on throughout the rest of the year.
 


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