Middle School Debate League Hosts Final Tournament of the Year

Clockwise from top left: Gayathri Kaimal & Sean Thomas, members of the first place team from Middlebrook; Dev Madhavani, Leeah Han and Kevin Tang, members of the second place team from Westfield Academy; full squad of debaters from Westfield

By Jennifer Posner, CTMSDL

The CT Middle School Debate League held its final tournament of the 2019-20 season on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Eastern Middle School in Greenwich.  A total of two hundred thirty-one students representing twenty-one schools competed. Eighty-four teams debated the motion: This House would prohibit the development and implementation of human gene editing.  

Proposition won 52% of the debates.

Gayathri Kaimal, Katie May and Sean Thomas from Middlebrook Middle School in Wilton prevailed in the final round over Westfield Academy in West Hartford. Dev Madhavani from Westfield Academy took the top speaker award.

Click here to view the full results.

The annual CTMSDL Coaches’ Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 15, from 4-6 pm at CAS, 30 Realty Drive
in Cheshire.