Dalton’s Public Forum Debate team traveled to The Princeton Classic, a national tournament with nearly 500 participants from around the country.
Attendees included Dalton Seniors Kaelin Suh and Eleanor Huntington, and Juniors Zara Chapple, Rebecca Solomon, and JJ Yu. Sophomores Arjun Mehra and Alejandro Breen and 9th graders Annabelle Eng, Tenzin Sangmo, and Leo Yu rounded out the field.
Rebecca and Leo went 5-2 in the two-day preliminary phase and proceeded to the Round of 16. In doing so, they secured their second gold bid, and fully qualified to the national Tournament of Champions (TOC) to be held in April. Leo is the first freshman in the country to qualify for the TOC!
JJ and Zara racked up a 6-1 record in preliminaries and advanced to the Quarter Final round in the third day of competition. They captured their fourth bid to the TOC in five outings.
In individual awards, JJ was ranked second out of nearly 500 speakers.