Middle School Debate Team Kicks Off New Season

Windward Communications

While Middle School scholar-athletes haven’t yet been able to compete on the fields or the courts of West LA this school year, the debate team had a great debut for 2020-21 in the New Roads Debate Tournament on October 24. It was the first-ever virtual competition for the debaters, and the event went off without a hitch. The Wildcats finished the competition tied for first place among six participating schools, while our two- and three-person teams and individual speakers got off to a great start as well.

With 38 teams, and 106 speakers, Windward had three of the top-five teams and three of the top-five individual speakers. The 7th Grade team of Lila A., Diego A., and Samantha G., finished second place overall. 8th Graders David E. and Carter M. competed as a two-person team and finished in third place, while 8th Graders Van L., London M., and Teddy S. finished fifth.  Individually, David E. came in second place overall, followed by Bella K. in fourth and Van L. in fifth.  

Great job, ’Cats!