In late November, the De La Salle Debate Society participated in two competitions: The Fall Fulford and the 2nd of 4 Pro-Con Debates. In total, we had 20 students debating on the same day in two different places.
Our Fulford team, made up of Luca Culora, Mitchell Bradbury, Victor Buklis and Christian D’Ambrosi faced some tough competition. Additionally, it was the very first time Luca and Mitchell debated in the Parliamentary style. They did a fine job. Both Victor and Christian finished top 10 individually.
At the ProCon, our team dominated the competition. Out of a total of 24 debates, our team won 21 of them! The Senior team of Megan Campbell, Alessia Iafano, Ashley Costa, and Lilian Yoffe went 6-0! The Junior team of Duncan Scanga, Charles De Stefano, Mikayla Lorini, and Mateo Faria-Lopes went 5-1. The Novice team of Sarah Costa, Nicole Watson, Isabella Coccimiglio, and Brielle Robillard went 5-1. Even our friendly division debaters Adele Lopes, Alexandra Wasti, Yahvi Kapoor, and Aedan McNally went 5-1. At the end of it all our Senior team finished 1st, our Novice team finished 2nd, and the Junior team finished 3rd. It is a very good day when your team finishes top 3 in all divisions. This was a very good showing that puts us in a good spot leading into competition #3 in March.