CTMSDL Hosts December Tournament

First place finishers Irving Robbins MS from Farmington (left) and runners-up Amity MS from Bethany (right)

By Jennifer Posner, CTMSDL

On December 17, 2022, two hundred twenty-two debaters from eigtheen middle schools combined into forty-one Novice and thirty-nine Open Level teams to debate the motion:

This House believes that state lotteries do more harm than good.

Results can be found on Tabroom.com.

As always, coaches and debaters with Tabroom accounts linked to their schools may access ballots after logging in to Tabroom.com.

Unfortunately, due to a Tabroom mix-up, we are not sharing Final Places for Novice teams and speakers. Six teams were unable to debate a third round.

The Irving A. Robbins Middle School team of Bloch, Lee, and Ganta won the final round on Proposition over the Amity (Bethany) team of Ni, Chen, and Lamour.

Toshan Bhattacharya from Bethel Middle School was the top Open level speaker.

Five teams from Irving A. Robbins, Amity, Hamden Hall, Memorial, and Timothy Edwards won all three of their Open level rounds.

Thank you to the sixty-one volunteers who served as judges!

Huge thanks go to the Smith team of John Rook, Antoinette Kisluk and their amazing IT staff. Thanks also to Jennifer Hunt, Bruce Johnson, and Eira Prakash. Thank you, coaches and parents!

Our next tournament will be on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Timothy Edwards Middle School in South Windsor. The motion will be:

This House would give low-income parents vouchers for their children to attend private schools. Here are a couple of sources to help you get started:

School Vouchers – Top 4 Pros and Cons

Opinion: It’s time for school choice in CT

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