Nov. 12-14 @ National Civics & Debate Championship, Orlando

November 20, 2021

Wellington fared extremely well at the inaugural National Civics and Debate Championship tournament in Orlando November 12-14.

The tournament – Wellington’s first out-of-area competition in more than 20 months – saw 10 Red Dawn Debaters compete in four different events, which dealt with civics-related topics and arguments.

In Congressional Debate, out of 130 competitors, Ray Estevez placed fifth and Lauren Beer took seventh. In addition, Jason Miller placed 19th.

In Impromptu Speaking, Samuel Johnson took eighth place and Ray Estevez 15th.
In Extemporaneous Debate, Jason Miller went 6-0 and took ninth place. And in Extemporaneous Sports Analysis, Samuel Johnson finished fourth overall.

As a team, Wellington placed sixth in the overall tournament sweepstakes.

Lauren Beer, Colin Gibson, and Jason Miller each earned their Degree of Distinction, hitting or surpassing 250 National Speech & Debate Association honor points. Tatyana Guillaume passed the 150-point level, earning the Degree of Excellence. And Simran Josan passed 75 points, earning her Degree of Honor and her varsity letter.