Congratulation to all RMS Debaters who competed today in the Atlanta Urban Debate League State Championship held at Rockdale County High School in Atlanta GA. There were 400 students who competed today at the debate. Please congratulate our team members.
State Champions – Varsity Division (Team Award) – Undefeated
Kelly Tran & August Mobley
State Champions – Novice Division (Team Award) – Undefeated
Raymond Yao & Anika Sridhar
State Champions – Novice Division (Individual Award) – Undefeated
Top Individual Awards
3rd Place – Raymond Yao – Undefeated
4th Place – Glen Jiles – Undefeated
7th Place – Michael Marola
8th Place – Anika Sridhar
9th Place – Lauren Baker
11th Place – Irene Cheon
Top Team Awards
2nd Place – Lauren Baker & Glenn Jiles – Undefeated
13th Place – Ema Cherasi and Irene Cheon
15th Place – Emma McClure and Michael Marola
CONGRATS again to our AMAZING debaters. It’s a fantastic way to end this competitive season and I appreciate all of you, our parents, Columbus High School volunteers, and our debaters for bringing enthusiasm, good sportsmanship, and a sense of community to the tournament today.
Please join me in congratulating our AMAZING debaters who competed on December 1, 2018 at the BEST Academy (Business, Engineering, Science, and Technology) in Atlanta Ga. The RMS team competed against 125 teams. All of our five teams took the top five awards in the novice division and were undefeated in all their rounds…..AMAZING!! Kelly Tran took 2nd place in the Varsity Division for Best Individual Speaker and was placed 3rd with her partner August Mobley for the Top Team Award.
Novice Division –Top Team Awards (Top 10 Team awards were given out)
1st Place – Anika Sridhar and Ema Cheraisi (undefeated)
2nd Place – Raymond Yao and Emma McClure (undefeated)
3rd Place – Lauren Baker and Gene Yoon (undefeated)
4th Place – Michael Morallo and Cameron Rutherford (undefeated)
5th Place – Glen Jiles and Irene Cheon (undefeated)
Best Individual Speaker Awards ( Top 50 Individual Speaker awards were given out)
1st Place – Raymond Yao 9th Place – Lauren Baker
3rd Place – Anika Sridhar 14th Place – Emma McClure
4th Place – Blackmon Road 17th Place – Glen Jiles
7th Place- Gene Yoon 21st Place – Blackmon Road
8th Place – Michael Morallo 27th Place – Irene Cheon
34th Place – Cameron Rutherford
Do you want to become a voice for what is important to you, learn how to discuss complex ideas openly and fairly, improve your power of persuasion, and debate on real-life issues and build self-confidence? Well, join Richards Middle School Debate Team. It’s open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.