The Evanston Township High School (ETHS) Urban Debate Team won the 2012 Allstate Chicago Debate League Championship held March 23-25, 2012. About 350 debaters competed at Northwestern University and DePaul University Law School.
ETHS Junior Varsity (JV) debaters Makaia Barnes and Esther Isaac won five tournaments this season and capped the 2011-12 season by being named city champions. Also for only the third time in 20 years, the ETHS Urban Debate Team won first-place speaker’s awards in the city championships in both the JV and Varsity Divisions. Varsity debater Olivia Chandrasekhar and JV Debater Esther Isaac took home first-place speaker’s awards. Makaia Barnes also won a 6th-place speaker’s award in the JV Division.