Friday, April 29

SCHOOL NEWS edgewood debaters recognized at national championship

The Edgewood debate team competed in the annual Middle School Public Debate Program (MSPDP) National Championship which took place on April 16th at Claremont McKenna College.  Representing the Eagles were 8th graders Nick., Kieran M., Alison R., Francisco B., Liam M., and 7th grader Amanda M.

All teams present had to qualify for this event at the local level.  We are part of the Orange County Debate League, and we were lucky to send two teams.  We are proud of all of the schools in the OCDL (a Fairmont-created debate league):  Anaheim Hills was allowed three teams, while Pegasus (in its first year) was able to send one.

At this event, there were 59 teams (177 students) from all over the country.  Our debaters took on the best of the best and should be very proud of their accomplishments.   Please see the information below for specific awards and a "sunny" photo of the group. 

Team Awards:
20th place: Anaheim Hills CTL
17th place: Anaheim Hills KWJ 
15th place: Pegasus JFG
11th place: Edgewood MMF: Kieran M., Amanda M., Nick F.
8th place: Anaheim Hills BCP 

Speaker Awards:
34th place: Francisco B.

Our final debate is this Saturday April 30th - the OCDL Championship held at Fairmont Anaheim Hills. We hope to see you all there!

Contributed by Mr. Hughes, Debate Coach 

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