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Debate Tournament

The Hopewell Debate Team competed against other local middle schools in a tournament December 2nd. In the JV division, Yaalini Prabhu, Joanna Xu and Poorvi Hegde all received speakers awards. In the novice division, we had an even better showing. Kuvira Gavirneni, Teju Puttu, Samiksha Somsundaran, Aaron Sriganesha, Tripti Mishra all received speakers awards. We also had 3 debaters in the top 10 – Mylon Sriganesha, Farrah Swart, and Avi Saxena; Avi took first place overall. We also had 4 novice teams place in the top ten for team awards. The team of Teju Puttu and Mahati Selvakumar took 9th, Samiksha Somasundaran and Kuvira Gavirneni took 6th, Aaron and Mylon Sriganesha took 5th and the team of Farrah Swart and Tripti Mishra took 1st place! Congratulations to all the debaters who participated this weekend. Great Job!