Tuesday's tournament featured three rounds of three debates each, followed by a final round in which the highest scoring boys team faced off against the highest scoring girls team in front of both schools as well as parents who wanted to attend. All of the debates were judged by adults with knowledge of the field, including several who are active or retired US millitary.
As any of the judges will attest, our kids - both boys and girls - were phenomenal. They demonstrated deep knowledge of the subject area, strong rhetorical skills, and the ability to think critically on their feet. At the end of the day, though, this year's bragging rights belong to the GMSG. With a record of 8-2, they captured all three of the top team awards and two of the three speaker awards.
The boys, though, are hungry to get even. And, with all eight members of their team poised to return again next year, they are sure to give the girls a run for their money.
Click here for all of the pictures and video clips from the event.