Debate season comes to end for varsity, JV

Peter Pu, Midway Reporter

 The debate team finished its season with two winter tournaments with multiple teams breaking past preliminaries into octofinals. 

At the Illinois Debate Coaches Association Novice JV Championship March 8-10 in Park Ridge, freshman Aaron Kim and sophomore Jada Nix earned a 7-3 record and advanced into octofinals. Freshmen Brandon Bousquette and Berk Oto earned a 4-6 record and freshman Penelope Huang and sophomore Alexandra Nehme earned a 3-7 record. 

At the the 45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament Feb. 16- 18 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, sophomores Jada Nix and Roma Bhattacharjee, freshmen Jack Hurst and Aaron Kim, and seniors Jasmine Wang and Soundjata Sharod all earned 4-3 records. Jasmine and Soundjata ended their season finishing 32nd place and almost earned a bid at octofinals. 

“We didn’t do as well as we would’ve liked, but we are ultimately happy with how it went, and it was a bittersweet way to close the season,” Jasmine wrote in a text message. 

Novices Jada and Roma earned 27th place and also advanced into octofinals. In addition, Jada earned 6th best speaker and Roma earned 15th best speaker.