Old Rochester debaters excel at regional finals
Mar 2, 2023
BRIDGEWATER — The Old Rochester Regional High School debate team argued their way into top spots at the Eastern Massachusetts Debate League finals at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional Senior High School on Wednesday, March 1.
According to Old Rochester debate coach Colin Everett, his students “excelled” during the tournament.
Old Rochester Regional High School student Jacob Hadley was awarded top varsity affirmative speaker in the league.
Jacob Hadley and Eva Hartley earned second place for their two-person varsity affirmative team. In a debate tournament on Feb. 15 at New Bedford High School, Hadley and Hartley both took wins against other schools and earned praise from the debate judge.
Scarlet Sylvia and Sofia Bouley earned second place for their two-person novice affirmative team.
Theo Jacobson and Jamison Gunschel earned 10th place for their two-person varsity affirmative team.
Bryan Correia, Alexandra Fiano, Emerson Roy, Scarlet Sylvia and Sofia Bouley earned 3rd place as a four-person novice team.
Jamison Gunschel, Eva Hartley, Sofia Bouley and Scarlet Sylvia all earned awards for highly ranked speakers.