CDA Scrimmage, HS

Westfield had 6 debaters compete yesterday at the Connecticut Debate Association's tournament.  Westfield once again took to the stage as the top-ranked team going into the finals. Of their 3 rounds, Meghan took First in the room twice and Emily took First in the room once! Meghan and Emily wowed the audience with their debating skill and incredible grace and style. They ultimately took Second Place Varsity Team in a 2-1 decision.  We were very proud of them!!


Michael Troy and Benjamin Mione went 2-1 in Varsity!  One of the comments Michael received from a judge was:  "Gifted Speaker- presentation well stated.  Points were well made and supported."!!  Go Michael!  And a special thanks to Benjamin Mione who stepped up at the eleventh hour when we had an unexpected drop.  Even though Benjamin is in 9th grade and should be debating at the Novice level, he agreed to compete at the Varsity Level so that Michael would have a partner.  And what a day Benjamin had!!  At a Varsity level, he took two First in the room and ended up being ranked 17th Varsity Speaker overall which was very impressive.

Many thanks to Adam Bruggeman for judging for us.  And thank you to Jeren, Nathaniel, Ben and Michael for their wonderful team spirit during the Exhibition Debate!  I absolutely love how close our team is and how much we support each other.  Go Westfield!!  

We are very proud to announce that we now have now have 4 Westfield debaters who have qualified to compete in the CDA State Finals to be held on March 28th:  Emily, Nathaniel, Meghan and Jeren.  There is one more opportunity for Varsity and Novice debaters to qualify: the March 7th Tournament so mark your calendars!