This past weekend, Sacred Heart and Fountain Academy sent eight teams to the Sodales British Parliamentary tournament at Dalhousie.
While they were the only teams competing, it was excellent practice and interesting to have the boys and girls go head-to-head. For seven of our novice debaters, this was their first tournament ever. Four teams advanced to the finals: Julia Wright and Riley Bonnell, Charlie Simms and Evan Laurence, Sydney Carruthers and Holly Jamieson, and Elspeth Simms and Elisabeth Cormier. In British Parliamentary style, there are four teams in each debate. Evan and Charlie won the final debate with Julia and Riley placing second. In speaker scores, Charlie placed third, Evan 2nd, and Julia first. The season is off to a great start, and we're looking forward to more partliamentary-style debates in the next few months. Thanks to Kathryn Bjornson, Brian Casey, Christina McKay and Patricia Donnelly for their coaching support.