Advanced Search

Evanston RoundTable | Evanston, IL

home : schools : schools June 24, 2016

1/2/2013 2:19:00 PM
Middle School Debaters Finish in Top 15

District 65 students showed well in the Chicago Middle School Debate League tournament held earlier this month. Haven, Nichols, King Lab and Bessie Rhodes students were among 143 debaters from 12 middle schools. They were accompanied by their coaches, Nichols teachers Elaine Punell and Lisa Montgomery, Haven teacher Jasmine Qadar, King Lab library media assistant Robert Romano, and Bessie Rhodes parent Greg Clarke.

District 65 Superintendent Dr. Hardy Murphy expressed his appreciation to the school coaches and congratulated the debaters.

In the Junior Varsity Division (second-year debaters, or advanced first-year debaters) King Lab had the third- place team. However, because Alex Joh-Jung debated without a partner and the rules require two-person teams, he did not receive an award.

The school also posted an eighth-place finish with the team of Lara Kosar and Emma Stein. In the individual speakers JV Division, Owen Meyer (King Lab) finished third, Asher White (King Lab) finished fifth, Madeline Patke (Bessie Rhodes) finished eighth, Lara Kosar (King Lab) 11th, and Alex Joh-Jung (King Lab) 14th.

In the Novice (first-year) Division, the King Lab team of Mia Gates and Elena Demant placed fourth. Nichols teams placed 11th – Danny Frank-Siegel and Austin Suvari; 13th – Andrea Garcia and Tomer Markovich; and 14th – Callie Bergeron and Alice Lele. In addition, several placed in the top 15 for Novice Division speakers: Adam Marquardt (Haven), fifth; Callie Bergeron (Nichols), sixth; Tess Kihm (Haven), eighth; Mia Gates (King Lab), 11th; Mollie Hartenstein (Bessie Rhodes), 12th, and Caitlyn Connor (Nichols), 14th.

Topics of debate included the economy, military trade-offs and rail car solutions to address environmental concerns.

Article Comment Submission Form

The RoundTable welcomes your comments. We will try to post comments within a few hours, but there may be a longer delay at times. Comments containing mean-spirited, libelous or ad hominem attacks will not be posted.

Note: Your full name is required. Your telephone number and e-mail will not be posted. You may type your comments in the space below, or you may type them in a word document and cut and paste them in the space below.

Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Click to View Upcoming Events
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    
Submit Event

HomeVideosCommunity PostsObituariesClassifiedsAdvertiseAbout UsContact UsRestaurantsHow To
Copyright 2008-15 - Evanston RoundTable LLC, Evanston, IL 60202, 847-864-7741, All Rights Reserved
Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved