WHS Debaters Shine At John I. Leonard Event

Wellington High School debaters at John I. Leonard High School.

A number of Wellington High School speech and debate students took home hardware from a recent tournament at John I. Leonard High School.

In Varsity Oral Interpretation, Hannah Pahl placed first, and Maria Ramirez placed third. In Novice Oral Interpretation, Zaria DaSilva took second, and Juliana Schuster took fifth. In Oratory, Ahna Guillaume placed third. The Public Forum Debate team of Ewa Tryniszewski and Paula Currea went 3-1 and finished fourth. In Novice Extemporaneous, Melody Pratz placed fifth. Ava Cassel earned a gavel as her chamber’s best presiding officer in Congressional Debate.

The Red Dawn Debaters added eight new NSDA degrees and members. Emma Gardner earned the Degree of Distinction; Noor El Tohamy and Stacy Joseph earned the Degree of Honor; and novices Mohammed Al-Masoodi, Zaria DaSilva, Neela Fulcher, Melody Pratz and Juliana Schuster earned the Degree of Merit.