On Saturday, February 28 Garden School played host to the Big Apple Division of the New York Debate League of the ESUUS (English-Speaking Union of the United States). While Manhattan sent some of their best private and charter schools, Garden sent its three teams of 3 debaters each. There were 71 debaters on 24 teams from 8 different schools.
Of the individual speakers awards, three of our Garden speakers placed in the top seven. In team awards, all three Garden teams placed in the top ten, and two Garden teams were in the top 5.
However, the most coveted prize of the day – the overall “School of the Tournament” award, given to the school with the highest win percentage on the day – went to the hosts, Garden School!
This gives Garden School’s Daniel Webster Society two “School of the Tournament” awards in their last three debates, a record UNMATCHED BY ANY TEAM IN NEW YORK!
Garden hopes to continue its purple patch of form at April’s Regional Finals, held this year in Tarrytown, NY.