Speech & Debate Team Celebrates Competition Success

The upper school Speech and Debate team is celebrating their success at the Florida Civics and Debate Initiative Tournament the weekend of January 12. 
FCDI aims to create “access and opportunities for all students to have the best civics education including curriculum, debate programs, and high-quality teachers that are catalysts for students becoming great citizens who can preserve our constitutional republic for future generations,” according to the organization’s website. 
Of the 405 Florida schools and 3,406 students who are members of the organization, Benjamin took home the highest honors conferred by the competition, sweeping the “Varsity” category for Impromptu Speaking. 
Congratulations to the following members of the Speech and Debate team for their tremendous success:
Impromptu Speaking 
2nd Novice: Madeline Barakett
3rd Varsity: Liam Duffy
2nd Varsity: London Allen
1st Varsity: Deven Maharaj
Public Forum Debate
2nd: Zurich Ronert and Jayden Jean-Baptiste
1st: Evan Sluiters and Sebastian Scaperotto
Congressional Debate:
1st Novice: Finley Strauss
Students now have the opportunity to participate in Yale Model United Nations next week.
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