Congratulations to seniors Maral Asik, Eleanor Peters; juniors Aidan Gillies, Clara Chen, Lily Potter, Zachary Davis, and Janus Yuen; and freshman Calvin Pan for their strong performances in the Debating Association of New England Independent Schools Parliamentary Debate Tournament on Sunday, September 22, at the Roxbury Latin School.
Aidan was the top advanced speaker out of 56 in the tournament, and his performance earned him an invitation to the World Debate Championships in Shanghai in April 2020.
Eleanor was the fourth-place advanced speaker, and Eleanor and Clara were the third-place advanced team.
Aidan, Maral, Eleanor, and Clara combined for the highest advanced speaker point total in the tournament. Lily and Calvin received the award as the top novice team in the tournament.
With an overall record of 9-3, the Loomis team earned second place out of 17 schools in the tournament. “It was a wonderful start to the year,” remarked Curt Robison, faculty advisor to the team.