CTMSDL Hosts Successful Winter Tournament

By Jennifer Posner, CTMSDL

On Saturday, February 12, 2022, two hundred twenty-seven middle school debaters from the following seventeen schools combined into twenty-four Novice and forty-five Open teams and debated the motion: This House regrets the rise of space tourism.

  • Stamford schools coached by AITE
  • Amity Orange & Bethany
  • Bethel
  • Hamden Hall
  • Irving A. Robbins
  • Memorial
  • Middlebrook
  • Ridgefield Public Schools
  • Seymour
  • Smith
  • St. Luke’s School
  • Strong
  • The Hive
  • Timothy Edwards
  • Torrington
  • Western Greenwich
  • Westfield Academy

Five Novice teams from Memorial, Middlebrook, The Hive, and Smith won all three of their rounds.

Six Open teams from Middlebrook, St. Luke’s, Bethel, and Amity won all three of their rounds.

The Amity team of Fan, Chen and Mejnartowicz won the Final Round on Opposition over the Middlebrook team of Heckle, Sullivan and Sullivan on Proposition.

Luke Lamour from Amity was the highest scoring Open level speaker of the day.

Full results may be accessed on Tabroom under Results for CTMSDLfeb12.

Fifty-three high school debaters and parents volunteered to judge, making the day possible.

Special thanks go to all of our indefatigable coaches, as well as Jennifer Hunt, Everett Rutan, Josephine Shea, Aidan Shea, Akshaj Ganta, Rachel Zhang, Anthony Chen, Jake Cieniawa and Marcus Palumbo.

The CTMSDL’s next tournament will be held virtually on April 2, 2022. The topic will be: The House would eliminate school Gifted and Talented programs.

Contact Jennifer Posner  (jendotposneratctmsdebatedotorg)   with any questions, concerns or suggestions.