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May 2017: “Nysmith School students find success in debate tournament”

May 10, 2017

Nysmith students win debate crown

Two Nysmith School eighth-graders – Alex Joel of McLean and Caroline Huber of Great Falls – won the championship in the novice division of the recent D.C. Urban Debate League High School Tournament.

The two students were debating for the first time in a high-school tournament. The topic was “The U.S. ought to replace the Electoral College with a direct national popular vote.”

A Nysmith School team consisting of sixth-graders Raed Mirza of Great Falls and Sankrith Ramani of Herndon won the middle-school division of the recent D.C. Urban Debate League tournament. A team consisting of Cameron Hiek of Great Falls and Anvi Kalyana of Herndon finished third in the competition.

See the story online here.

And find more coverage on Alex and Caroline in the Sun Gazette here (turn to page 15).