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Parker debaters victorious

The Parker School debate team came away with the trophy for largest number of winning ballots from the University Lab School Debate Non-Qualifying Tournament on Nov. 17. One of 13 schools who participated in the event, Parker earned 57 winning ballots. Iolani School came in second with 52 winning ballots. Damien Memorial School won the trophy for the highest percentage of wins.

Parker sent 27 students to the tournament, and of these, the following students won all six of their debate rounds: freshman Carrie Hiller and visiting Russian sophomore Maksim Ionin in Novice Lincoln-Douglas, and juniors Michael Note and Kosuke Kume in Beginning Public Forum Debate.

The following students scored 5-1 (won five rounds and lost one): sophomores Jaren Ashcraft and Luke Potter in Beginning Public Forum Debate; freshmen Sivan Najita and Kevin Grace in Novice Lincoln-Douglas, and senior Paul Gregg in Championship Lincoln-Douglas.

Sophomore Maia Tarnas and junior Renee Brighter earned 4-2 in Advanced Public Forum Debate. Fourteen of the Parker School students received a superior rating at the tournament.

The Parker debaters will travel again to Oahu on Saturday, Dec. 15, for the next non-qualifying debate tournament at Punahou School. For more information, please visit


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