Starting in 2016, Garfield began recognizing debaters that achieved notable success throughout the year. We established several team awards, including Best in Competition (at both Varsity and First Year levels), Best Speaker (at both Varsity and First Year levels), Most Improved, and Team Leader Award. The Team Leader Award is particularly important to us as coaches – it is meant to recognize not only someone that puts high levels of work into their own success in the activity, but also works hard to make the team a more supportive and positive space for all members. We would not be a successful team without these team leaders. This page will list the winners of these awards over the years:

Team Leader Award

Kaila Frazer (2019)
Stella Robertson (2018)
Griffin Scott-Rifer (2017)
Petra Zuniga (2016)

Best in Competition (Varsity)

Don Draper (2019)
Don Draper (2018)
Petra Zuniga (2017)
Petra Zuniga (2016)

Best in Competition (First Year)

Amanda Kang (2019)
Unlisted (2018)
Carl Powelson (2017)
Lucy Yang (2016)

Best Speaker (Varsity)

Clarissa Powelson (2019)
Petra Zuniga (2018)
Griffin Scott-Rifer (2017)
Luke Porter (2016)

Best Speaker (First Year)

Thomas Kohnlein (2019)
Kaila Frazer (2018)
Carl Powelson (2017)
Mabel Baumgardner (2016)

Most Improved

Unlisted (2019)
Don Draper (2018)
Carter Rasnic (2017)
Hannah Christianson (2016)

Team Captains

Kaila Frazer and Rhys Lawson (2019)
Kaila Frazer and Don Draper (2018)
Petra Zuniga and Stella Robertson (2017)
Petra Zuniga and Stella Robertson (2016)