Debate Team Brings Home Championship

The MLWGS Debate team has won its seventh straight state championship. In Lincoln-Douglas debate, Matthew King (Henrico '14) finished in third place, Selena Kitchens (Hanover '13) finished in second, and Heather Thompson ((Hanover '14)placed first.

In Public Forum Debate, Stephanie Zhang (Henrico '13) and Kate Baumann (Henrico '13) finished fifth, Aateeb Khan (Chesterfield '14) and Mason Davenport (Henrico '14) finished second, and Yash Tekriwal (Henrico '14) and Leon Zhan (Henrico '14) placed first.

All of these students qualified for the national championships held on Memorial Day weekend in Philadelphia.

The Maggie Walker Debate team also won the Colonial District Debate
Championship this past week. In Public Forum, Stephanie Zhang and Kate Baumann finished in second place, while Mason Davenport and Aateeb Khan finished first.

In Lincoln-Douglas debate Reshini Premaratne (Henrico '16) finished in fourth place, and Taylor Flynn (Henrico '14) finished in second place.