Wellington Debate has Impressive Start to 2016-17 Season


Wellington Debate has Impressive Start to 2016-17 Season

Wellington, FL

October 4, 2016

The Wellington Debate Team celebrates.
The Wellington Debate Team celebrates.

Wellington Debate was smaller than usual in numbers, but mighty in terms of the success they had at the first Palm Beach Catholic Forensic League tournament of its 2016-17 championship season. The PBCFL Congressional at Palm Beach Gardens HS on Saturday, September 24, saw excellent performances in both varsity and novice chambers:

FIRST PLACEBennett Aikey and Caramen McDaniel


THIRD PLACE: Anna Bernstein and Angelica Sabol

FOURTH PLACE: Taylor Peterson and Brandon Schloss

FIFTH PLACE: Nicholas Ndreca and Nailia Williams

SIXTH PLACE: Jordyn Bergman and Dounia Cambas


In addition, Wellington earned a team record ELEVEN CHAMBERS CHOICE PRESIDING OFFICERS: Julie Cesta (twice), Nancy Foti (twice), James Haripal, Zachary Jacobson (twice), Dallas Nickels, Christopher Slaughter (twice), and Rafaela St. Juste each took home gavels from the tournament.

Six Wellington debaters earned new or additional National Speech & Debate Association degrees. Jacobson surpassed 500 points, earning his Degree of Special Distinction; Haripal earned his Degree of Honor, hitting the 75-point mark; and four first-year debaters earned the Degree of Merit (25+ points): Bernstein, Ndreca, Sabol, and Williams.

Wellington Debate is coached by Paul Gaba. For more information, visit www.wellingtondebate.com, https://www.facebook.com/wellingtondebate, or http://www.twitter.com/reddawndebaters.