The High School Policy Debate Workshop has ended. The tournament was completed and the students left this morning. I have to say that they were a truly outstanding group. Not only was there research work excellent, but they also debated with zest and always tried to do their best. It was a very impressive group. For example, of the many hundreds of books checked out on the topic, ALL of them were returned by day two of the tournament.
The faculty also did an amazing job, always cheerful and willing to do more when they needed so, they certainly made my work directing the program easier.
Here are the results from the tournament.
1. TEAM 12 STORMEE MASSEY & ALIM MOHAMMED 3-1 225.5
2. TEAM 1 JANE CAVALIER & LEANNE CONWAY 3-1 219.5
3. TEAM 7 KAYLA ANDREWS & LASHONDA TAYLOR 3-1 219-110
4. TEAM 3 JOSE RIVERA & JOSE RIVERA 3-1 219-109
5. TEAM 4 MAKIERA BUCHANAN & RYAN MOORE 3-1 218.5
6. TEAM 6 GREGORIO LIVINGSTON & MARQUIS GUZMAN 3-1 213.5
1. STORMEE MASSEY 115-4
2. RYAN MOORE 111-6
3. JANE CAVALIER 110.5-6
4. JOSE RIVERA 110.5-8
5. BERTHONY DUVERGLAS 110.5-9
6. ALIM MOHAMMED 110.5-11
7. LASHONDA TAYLOR 110-8
The most important awards we give out are the "hats." Hats go to those students who have done the most to improve the intellectual environment of the workshop. Our winners were: Brittany Brown, Michelle Likhtshteyn, Stormee Massey and Tyler Schwind. Congratulations to these students for making the experience better for everyone else.
It was sad for people to be saying goodbye, but that is the nature of the WDI experience. It comes, it happens in a storm of activity that changes lives and then it is gone and those who have experienced it are back in their normal lives, but in some ways always changed.