8 Westfielders left in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning to drive to New York for the Vassar Invitational Debate Tournament.  Panchali, Ananya, Meghana, Ryan, Kyle, Ben M., Patrick and Oliver each debated 5 rounds.  It was a high-level tournament with a lot of strong New York teams.  Four of our debaters - Meghana, Oliver, Patrick and Ben M. - made it to the quarter-finals!!  Unfortunately, the tournament got behind and they had to break to semis so our 4 didn't have a chance to compete further.  But we are very proud of them for making it that far!