Debate team takes second at 2015-16 championship tournament

In addition to winning second overall, the Debate team won several individual awards at Wednesday’s championship tournament.

Six of the eight debaters present at Wednesday's championship round, with debate team moderators Kate Absher and Alicia Stewart, pose with STA's trophies from the night and the year as a whole. photo courtesy of Joseph Gose

Six of the eight debaters present at Wednesday’s championship round, with debate team moderators Kate Absher and Alicia Stewart, pose with STA’s trophies from the night and the year as a whole. photo courtesy of Joseph Gose

by Mackenzie O'Guin, Design Editor

The Debate team attended the 2015-2016 championship tournament at Sion Wednesday, where the team was awarded 2nd place overall in sweeps for the entire year. The team also dominated individual awards.

Novice Power Speaker

This year-long award celebrates the individuals most consistently rated first out of four speakers per individual debate.

1st: Senior Siena Hutchison

3rd: Sophomore Katelyne Kratofil

5th: Sophomore Sarah Schaefer

7th: Freshman Anna Maloney

8th: Sophomore Bridget Graham

9th: Sophomore Amelia Schulte

 

Novice Top Speaker

This year-long award celebrates the individuals who have accumulated the most speaker points over the year.

1st: Freshman Anna Maloney

4th: Senior Siena Hutchison

7th: Sophomore Bridget Graham

8th: Junior Madi Winfield

9th: Freshman Katie Gregory

10th: Sophomore Mamie Murphy

 

Novice Championship Results

This award applies specifically the three rounds of the championship debate itself.

8th: Freshman Anna Maloney and Sophomore Katie Gregory

 

Varsity Championship Results

This award applies specifically the three rounds of the championship debate itself.

1st: Juniors Marin Brown and Mackenzie Nicole O’Guin