On Saturday, December 2, St. Luke's Middle School Debate Team competed in a Connecticut Middle School Debate League tournament at Middlebrook Middle School in Wilton. Some 234 students from over 20 schools statewide participated.
Thirteen St. Luke's debaters argued for and against the resolution that This House would implement year round schooling. 7th graders Macy Millones, Claiborne Beurle, Liv Woodruff, Myles Sead, Chessa Lewis, and Ale Lewis debated for the first time in competition, and 8th graders Amanda Millar, Liz Fleischer, Emilia von Lilien-Brockmeyer, Kate Ellis, Kendall Bayliss, Will Stamoulis, and Henry Robb, all Junior Varsity debaters, also competed. St. Luke's Varsity Debaters, sophomores Ruth and Laura Mercedes were judges at the event.
St. Luke's is now in its seventh year of debate as an activity, and we are fortunate to now include debate as an 8th grade elective. This year, Debate Eight is offered in two classes, with a total enrollment of 27 students.
Congratulations to all MS Debaters. The next statewide debate is in late January.
St. Luke’s School is a secular 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.