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Annual Parliamentary Extemporaneous Invitational Debate Tournament

Annual Parliamentary Extemporaneous Invitational Debate Tournament

On Sunday, February 12, 2023, St. Sebastian's hosted our Annual Parliamentary Extemporaneous Invitational Debate Tournament for both novice and advanced debaters.​ 

​Eight Arrow Debaters participated in the Tournament:  Alex Yang '23, Raif Boit '24, Jonathan Demosthene '24, Hunter MacArthur '24, Cesar Hernandez '26, Conor Sullivan '26, Matteo Fainelli '27, and Andrew MacDougall '27. 

Congratulations to Raif Boit and Jonathan Demosthene who won a prize for placing 3rd out of 22 teams, and to Raif who won a prize for placing 2nd out of 44 debaters, in the Advanced Division. Congratulations as well to Andrew MacDougall who won a Speaker's Prize in the Novice Division. 

​Over 170 students and faculty from 18 Independent Schools participated in the Tournament:​

Belmont Hill School

Buckingham, Browne, and Nichols School​

Choate Rosemary Hall

Commonwealth School

Deerfield Academy

Eaglebrook School

Governor's Academy

Hotchkiss School

Northfield Mount Hermon School

Phillips Andover Academy

Phillips Exeter Academy

Roxbury Latin School

St. Paul's School

St. Sebastian's School

Stoneleigh Burnham School

Tabor Academy

Waynflete School

Winsor School

Special thanks to Mr. Michael Deschenes, Mr. Jim Sullivan, and Mr. Richard Palmaccio for assuring that the Tournament ran very smoothly. Thanks, too, to the following Senior and Junior Debate Team Leaders for judging, organizing, and running the Tournament: Matt Choumenkovith '23, Lars Gubitosi '23, Will Hansen '23, Michael Kalinichenko '23, Jack Lordi '23, Reid McInerney '23, Alex Roth '23, Eddie Ryan '23, Ryan Williamson '23, Alex Yang '23, George Addona '24, Gianluca Centola '24, Brendan Fulham '24, Ben Goffredo '24, Dylan Lipof '24, and Seamus McDonough '24.