We had a very successful outing at Gig Harbor this weekend! Three of our varsity teams broke to the semi-finals: Don and Rhys, Kaila and Benjamin, and Clarissa and her partner. Kaila and Benjamin were victorious in their semi-final round against Ingraham, meaning that they proceeded to finals along with Don and Rhys! Both teams will receive a bid toward the Washington State Championship Tournament in March.

Beyond this, our debaters had a lot of personal success. We were awarded several speaker awards – Kaila was the top speaker in varsity, Clarissa was the second speaker for varsity, and Amanda was second speaker for the novice. Very impressive all around!

Here are all of the records of the Garfield teams:

  • Rhys and Don: 4-1 (finalists, top seed in the tournament)
  • Kaila and Benjamin: 4-1 (finalists)
  • Clarissa and her partner: 3-2 (semi-finalists)
  • Jonah and Hattie: 2-3
  • Cora, Annika, and Layth: 2-3
  • Amanda, Thomas, Audrey, Oliver: 3-2