On Saturday, December 3, 2016 Smith Middle School in Glastonbury hosted the CT Middle School Debate League’s largest tournament to date. 183 students from 17 schools debated the motion:
This House would make voting in US elections compulsory.
Proposition prevailed in 54% of the 102 debates held over three rounds. The team of Concordia Zito, Laney Goral, and Aiden Gilles from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts won the Final Round on Opposition.
The full results are available for download:
Thank you to the English Speaking Union, Greenwich Branch for sponsoring us. Thank you to John Rook and Antoinette Kisluk and the entire Smith Middle School community for hosting us. Thank you to our 39 judges including several High School Varsity debaters and ESU Greenwich Branch Vice President Robert Whitby. Thank you to all of the coaches and parents who make the League work. And thanks to Everett Rutan for tabulating results.
Our next tournament will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Middlebrook Middle School in Wilton, CT. The motion will be released by the end of the week.
If you have any comments or questions, please email us.
CT Middle School Debate League