Congratulations to the Putnam Avenue Debate Team on a great 2015-2016 season with the Greater Boston Debate League! Our topics this year were immigration and drone surveillance and we attended three conferences at Brandeis University, Boston Green Academy, and CRLS.
At our November conference, Sharon Bosco (6th grade) received a trophy for 3rd best speaker, Sharon Bosco and Tim Santospago (6th grade) received 5th place team trophies, and Elizabeth Teffera and Simon Simpson (8th grade) received 15th place team trophies. The entire team, including Ben Versoy and Greggy Bazile (7th grade), helped the Putnam Ave. team win a 2nd place Spirit Award for our patience and flexibility, as well as our amazing new team sweatshirts.
At our April conference at CRLS, Simon Simpson (8th grade) took home a trophy for 6th best speaker, and Anya Cunningham (8th grade) and Simon Simpson (8th grade) took home a 7th place team trophy. With each round of debate, each debater reflected on his or her practice and changed their practice so that all of them are better debaters than in September. Great job!