The Middle School Speech and Debate Team had a great day on Saturday, April 27! Princeton Academy had 11 students compete at the Holy Ghost Prep Tournament which hosted 130 entries from 14 schools. Princeton Academy's name was called nine times at the Awards Assembly and we had our first champion.
William Hu '20 was named the Tournament Champion in Congressional Debate. Also in Congressional Debate, Sean Wu '19 was third, William Li '20 was fourth, and Luke Nolte '22 was fifth. Michael Arnwine '20 and Sean Liebowitz '20 also competed in Congressional Debate as the boys debated various federal government policy initiatives including Raising the Driving Age, A Price Cap on Prescription Drugs, A Gas Tax, Aid to Haiti, and Eliminating Private Prisons.
In Oratorical Declamation, Nick Callan '19 placed fourth delivering (from memory) Steve Job's Commencement Address at Stanford. William Leonard '21 also competed in Oratorical Declamation, delivering the TEDtalk "What happens when you reply to Spam Email" by James Veitch.
Tony Wang '21 competed in Original Oratory, presenting his own original informative speech about Chinese Myths and Legends.
Jaime Duffy '21 and Joseph Morwald '21 competed in the largest and most difficult event of the day, Duo Interpretation of Literature. They performed a portion of the 1940 Radio Play "My Client Curley" by Norman Corwin.
MS English Teacher Nathan Weaver, Princeton Academy Alumnus Kevin Landers '16, and Director of Technology Raymond Shay were the PASH judges for the day. In addition, many of our parents watched rounds of competition. Congratulations to our gentlemen scholars! #PASHProud