Ms. Gregg and Ms. Zhuge are the teacher coaches for the Debate Team.
Posted Apr 24, 2017:
SEM Debate Goes to Nationals in Chicago!
Congratulations to all of our students who placed and good luck at State!
This weekend the team of Sophie Rahman and Olivia Northcutt-Wyly attended the Urban Debate National Championships in Chicago. This is the first time that SEM has qualified, and Sophie and Olivia qualified by placing second at the varsity city championship in Dallas.
This weekend was a success! We flew out on Friday morning and spent the afternoon exploring Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile. Attached is a photo of the debaters with our friends from Woodrow Wilson High School on Navy Pier. We returned late last night.
Sophie and Olivia were the youngest team at the entire tournament, and did quite well considering this. They won 3 of their 6 debates, beating teams of seniors from Rhode Island and Memphis. I'm extremely proud of them - they really rose to the challenge and even in debates against very experienced, nationally competitive teams, they held their own and represented SEM beautifully.
This Thursday, Sophie will be debating at the Old Parkland in the Mayor's Cup Debate hosted by Mayor Rawlings. She has worked really hard to prepare for this public debate, and I look forward to watching it in the Old Parkland's famous debate forum.
Thank you to everyone that has supported the debate team this year - it was a historic year for SEM debate and I look forward to next season.
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