This past weekend, Westside School’s Debate exploratory took part in its first ever competition at The Evergreen School. There were over 140 students present and 11 middle schools in total, representing independent schools from all over Seattle. Eighth grade students Sophia C. and Zoe M., along with seventh grade student Sophia H. competed in three rounds of debates, which covered everything from debating whether Presidents should have one single seven-year term to arguing an impromptu topic on a quote by Albert Einstein. When all was said and done, and points were tallied, Westside School’s team ended up taking second place out of eleven teams!
Additionally, Sophia H. received an individual speech award as the top speaker for Westside. The second place trophy is proudly on display in debate coach Kendra Dixon’s classroom. Way to go, Debate team!