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Arrows Compete in St. Paul's Debate Tournament

On Sunday, November 7, 2021, 4 members of the St. Sebastian's Debate Team participated in the St. Paul's School Invitational Debate Tournament.

This was a Cross-Examination Prepared Tournament on the following topic: "Be it resolved that the United States should implement a tax on consumption." Our students debated on either the affirmative or negative side of the resolution for three rounds in the Advanced Division.

Our Advanced Team consisted of Michael Kalinichenko '23 and Eddie Ryan '23, arguing on the affirmative side of the resolution, and Matt Choumenkovitch '23 and Will Hansen '23 on the negative side.

Congratulations to Michael and Eddie who earned a prize for compiling a perfect record of 3 wins and 0 losses and placing 2nd out of 10 schools participating in the Advanced Division. Congratulations as well to Eddie for placing 3rd out of 48 individual debaters in the Advanced Division.


The following Independent Schools competed in the Tournament:


Buckingham, Browne, and Nichols School

Choate Rosemary Hall

Groton School

Northfield Mt. Hermon School

Phillips Andover Academy

Phillips Exeter Academy

Roxbury Latin School

St. Paul's School

St. Sebastian's School

Winsor School