Varsity Debate Wins Second Place at Hopkins Tournament
By: Meredith MacLeod, St. Luke’s Debate Coach
On Sunday, Feb. 28, St. Luke’s Varsity Debate Team participated in the Hopkins Debate Tournament — a virtual qualifier for the World Championship. Sally Picon ‘24 partnered with May Frelinghuysen ‘25, while Jack Sullivan ‘23 teamed up with Samantha Gerber ‘25.
Twelve other independent and boarding schools competed on topics that included defending Ukraine from Russian incursion, implementing term limits for Supreme Court Justices, and instituting compulsory voting.
With a perfect 3-0 record, Jack and Samantha’s team tied for second place, and Samantha won second best speaker overall.
St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.