CDA

This was the final regular season Connecticut Debate Association High School Tournament and, thus, the last one to qualify for States.  Six of our debaters attended the CDA Debate Tournament:  Jeren, Emily, Jordan, Piper, Patrick and Ben Mione. 

Patrick and Piper won the Novice CDA Tournament!!  They were First Place team!  Patrick won Second Place Novice Speaker, Ben Mione won Third Place Novice Speaker and Piper won Fifth! Piper's First Place team win allowed her to qualify for States (Patrick and Ben were already qualified from previous tournaments.) 

Other highlights:

  1. Jeren and Emily were undefeated yesterday.  In fact, Westfielders debated a total of 9 rounds and won 8 of them!!
  2. Jordan, in his second-ever debate competition won 2 of his 3 rounds.  He and Ben were the 7th place team!

Amazingly, Westfield has 7 students who have qualified to compete in the State CDA High School Debate Competition on April 2nd:  Emily, Jeren, Patrick, Ben Small, Ben Mione, Maxwell and Piper.