Nine Westfield students debated at the Connecticut Debate Association (CDA) tournament at Warde High School in Fairfield. In a group of about 200 debaters Emily and Jeren made the Exhibition Round! After 3 rounds of debates the top 2 Varsity teams are announced. These teams immediately go up on stage to debate in an Exhibition Round in front of all the participants. Emily and Jeren were incredible! What made it even more special was that on the opposing team was our own Mrs. Posner's daughter, Eliza, who is also an incredible debater.
Emily Bruggeman won Second Place Varsity Speaker! Jeren and Emily won Second Place Varsity Team! Patrick and Ben Small won Sixth Place in the Novice Division. This was Elyece's first ever debate competition and Dante's first high school debate competition. They not only won a round, they took two Firsts and a Second in the rooms!