Our debaters did a wonderful job once again this weekend! This tournament was focused largely on our first-year debaters, with Petra coming along to debate and help coach. Ms. Young and I felt like everyone learned a ton and came away better debaters by the end of the tournament. Although we would have been perfectly happy with this outcome alone, we are also pleased to announce that the team of Lucy and Petra advanced to semi-finals. In the process they acquired a bid to the state tournament, giving Garfield their fifth bid of the year! Here are the final records of all of our teams:
- Lucy and Petra, 4-1 and advanced to semis
- Mira and Mabel, 3-2
- Aisley and Henry, 2-3
- Bryce and Luis, 1-4
- Sam and Ethan, 1-4
We now have a little bit of a break until we head into our last tournaments of the year. Several of the 2nd year teams will be headed to Berkeley on 12-13 February, and then we head to Interlake High School on 19-20 February for the last invitational tournament before State.