Wilton High Debate Team rounds out successful year

The Wilton High School Debate Team finished the school year with three fifth-place wins at the 34th annual Yale Osterweis Debate Tournament on Sunday, April 6.

Juniors Jeremy Brewer and Jack Kaelin placed fifth as a team and senior Ryan Cross took fifth-place speaker.

Osterweis Debate Tournament participants were judged by student members of Yale’s award-winning debate team.

Prior to the Yale tournament, Wilton High School’s debate team hosted the Connecticut State Debate Association (CDA) State Finals for the fifth year in a row on Saturday,  March 22.

During the CDA State Finals, participants were asked to debate as though they were Russian citizens urging a pro or con ballot on the resolution “Russia should actively seek to reincorporate those former Soviet territories with a substantial Russian population.”

Wilton High School junior George Mgaloblishvli received a second-place speaker award, while juniors Jeremy Brewer and Jack Kaelin won fifth place as a team.

In the novice division, sophomores Kevin Collins and Harry Wendorff finished second as a team.

As speakers, Kevin won third place and Harry won fifth.