Wellington “Spirit of Debate” Golden Gavel

The Wellington “Spirit of Debate” Golden Gavel is not awarded based on trophies or tournament success, number of tournaments, number of National Speech & Debate Association honor points, or any other barometer of “success.” There is no application process. It is awarded to a student or students annually in recognition of character, assistance of the coaching staff even when not asked for help, working with high school and middle school debaters, and being an overall role model for the rest of the program, the school, and the community as a whole.

2019 – Joseph Long

2018 – Bennett Aikey

2017 – Caramen McDaniel

2016 – Antoinette Gray

2015 – B.Kwadjo Walker

2014 – Ross Lustgarten

2013 – Alexa Fortuna, Rachel Ganon, Stephie Maravankin, Michael Reynolds, Eve Tenenbaum, & Nick Thibault

2012 – Katerina Mangini

2011 – Darby Guyn & Sierra Pelizza

2010 – Jack Townsend

2009 – Andrew Tuccinardi

2008 – Kevin Sopczak

2007 – Farrell Cole & Katie Henderson

2006 – Katie Eversole

2005 – Mark Chrzanowski & Nick Hoover

2004 – Olga Padron

2003 – Tabitha Armstrong