Congratulations to A-TECH’s Speech and Debate Team on winning 1st place Small School Sweepstakes at the Panther Classic Tournament


A-TECH’s Speech & Debate Team had another outstanding weekend of competition. All of our competitors put forth outstanding effort at a very challenging tournament. The vast majority of the team are novice competitors who had to compete at the Junior Varsity level for the first time in debate and at the Varsity level for the first time in speech. Our students have placed at every single tournament this year but this was our best showing yet:
1st place Junior Varsity Public Forum Debate – Dominic Calicdan and Therese-Mae Lim
2nd place Junior Varsity House (Congressional Debate) – Nico Villafuerte
3rd place Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate – Ian Green
2nd place Foreign Extemporaneous Speech – Ian Green
Quarter-finalists in Varsity Public Forum Debate – Eyasu Shumie and Michael Sorkin
Octo-finalists in Junior Varsity Public Forum Debate – Jared Patterson and Abhinav Dagar

And, for the first time this year, A-TECH took home the 1ST PLACE TROPHY in the Small School Sweepstakes!