The Westminster debate team performed well throughout the competition season, taking major honors at several events.
In early March, Sam Pavur '21 and Rishi Manghat '21 reached the varsity quarterfinals of the state championship. The pair also reached the elimination rounds at Emory University's national debate tournament.
George Alford '20 and Holland Bald '21 have earned a coveted bid to the Tournament of Champions after reaching the semifinals at the Samford University debate tournament in January.
Six novices competed at the First Year State Championship, with eighth graders Ben Sayers and Eula Doele taking the top spot, Aaron Yu '21 and Connor Li '21 as the runners' up, and Jordan Kopcha '21 and Rishi Manghat '21 in third place. This was Ben's fourth tournament win with three different partners, having won Samford's novice division and Alpharetta's JV division with Thej Khanna '22 and the JV division at Westminster's debate tournament with Azeez Ishaqui '21.