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Harrison High School Debate Team Excels On National Level

Harrison High School Debate Team excels on a national level
Harrison High School Debate Team excels on a national level Photo Credit: The Daily Voice File Photo

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Harrison High School’s Debate Team continues to be a national presence in the Lincoln-Douglas debate format. Varsity debaters are exploring unchartered territories and the younger generations of HHS debaters are blazing their own trails.

In late September, senior Danny DeBois placed second in the nation and was named the top speaker in the Dallas Texas Greenhill Classic, featuring more than 100 debaters from across the country. Danny also placed second in the event’s Greenhill Round Robin tournament, an invitational tournament featuring the top 16 debaters in the country.

As a result of his cumulative success at these two tournaments, Danny has retained his National Forensic League ranking as the #1 Lincoln-Douglas debater in the country.

Danny DeBois also captured second place at both the Bronx Round Robin, an invitational for the top 12 national debaters, and the New York City Invitational Debate tournaments, on Oct. 17–20.

The younger generation of HHS debaters began their competitive season participating in tournaments at Yale University and Monticello High School. In the JV division at Yale, sophomore Ella Eisenger placed 9th, reaching elimination rounds as the top seed and the only JV debater with a 6-0 record in preliminary rounds.

At the Monticello High School competition, six Harrison debaters attended and dominated the tournament with all six clearing to elimination rounds. Harrison represented five of the eight quarterfinalists and three of the four semifinalists. Sophomore Ella Eisenger reached the top 12 and was named the tournament’s 5th place speaker.

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