Eager to participate in the Ontario Pro-Con Debating Forum’s first tournament of the year, fifteen members of our Debate Society travelled to Michael Power/St. Joseph High School in Etobicoke. The resolution? Be it resolved that a responsible voter must consider a candidate's personal history (from the age of 18 onward).
The results were nothing short of impressive. Our novice team of Nathan Casumpang, Olivia Iafano, Sia Puri, and Angelica Simon placed first out of sixteen teams. (Sia Puri, it should be noted, placed third overall in the individual category.) Our junior team—composed of Matthew Bradbury, Mitchell Bradbury, Sarah Costa, and Catherine Tsasis—placed first out of eleven teams, while debate veterans Victor Buklis, Mateo Faria-Lopes, Chloe Robillard, and Isabella Spensieri secured a respectable third place out of thirteen teams. Congratulations, Del debaters, on all your dedication and hard work!
A special thanks as well to Marc Buklis, Cidalia Faria, Maria Iafano, and Pradeep Puri who volunteered their time to serve as judges at the tournament.