HHS Debate Team Records Its 11th Championship This Season

The Harrison Debate Team captured its 10th and 11th Championships this season, winning the novice Lincoln-Douglas division of the Horace Mann tournament and the Scarsdale High School’s regional tournament.  Freshman Adam Eljamal was the winner at both events.  In the Varsity division, sophomore Ella Eisinger had a break-out success at Scarsdale and reached quarterfinals (Top 8) and was named the Tournament’s 4th Speaker.

The Harrison High School debate team has had 11 tournament wins and 7 runner-up finishes in the first half of the season.

 Other award winners at Horace Mann:
Madeline Rawson
Raffi Piliero
Kate Ryan
Leslie An

Other award winners at Scarsdale (Novice Division):
Raffi Piliero - 3rd Place and Tournament Top Speaker
Matt Zinman – 4th Place and Tournament’s 4th speaker
Amr El-Azizi – Octofinals (Top 16)
Sammi O’Reilly – Double Octofinals (Top 24)
Jack Wilson  - Double Octofinals (Top 24)
Madeline Rawson - Double Octofinals (Top 24)

Other award winners at Scarsdale (Varsity Division)
Elyssa Alfieri -  Double Octofinals (Top 24)
Amy Geller - Double Octofinals (Top 24)

Sixteen of the team’s members will be competing at the Harvard University Tournament on President’s Day weekend.

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