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Loomis Debaters in Statewide Championship Finals

Eight students in the Loomis Chaffee Debate Society participated in the Connecticut Debate Association's state championship finals on Saturday, March 24, debating both sides of the resolution: "Individuals should be paid for the use of their personal data."

Freshman Aiden Gillies earned second place in the championship's freshman/sophomore division, in a field of 500 debaters. Seniors Dawid Hordejuk and Julian Snyder each had 2-1 records in the junior/senior division, as did freshman Victoria Che in the freshman/sophomore division.

To qualify for the state championship, debaters had to win awards at tournaments earlier this year or go undefeated at least twice this year, or both.

Finalists from Loomis also included seniors Milton Lee and Allen Park, sophomore Maral Asik, and freshman Clara Chen.