ETHS debate team members looking determined and confident.Submitted photo

This month, Evanston Township High School National Speech and Debate team members participated in debate tournaments in Des Moines, Iowa, and Libertyville, competing at the Dowling Paradigm and Libertyville Invitational.

Dowling Paradigm tournament results include the following:
• Senior Joey Schnide reached the quarterfinals in Lincoln-Douglas debate.
• Juniors Sam Weidner and Jordan Shapiro reached the double-octafinal round of Public Forum debate (top 32 teams).
• Junior Logan Pearlman reached the semifinal round of Spontaneous Speaking.

ETHS Debate coach Jeff Hannan noted that the three sophomore and two freshmen competitors also earned multiple wins each. All of the Libertyville competitors from ETHS – nine freshman and sophomore girls earned wins.