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Speech & Debate - 1st Place Sweepstakes @ Princeton University!

The Summit High School Speech and Debate Team won First Place Sweepstakes, the first weekend in December, at the Princeton University Tournament! This competition included 101 schools, from 18 states and four countries. Congratulations to the following students who advanced to elimination rounds:

Speech and Debate team stands with trophies after big first place win.

PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE: Out of 230 teams, all five Summit High School teams advanced to elimination rounds. Summit had the most teams advance in Public Forum Debate!

Quarter-finalists and qualifying for the Tournament of Champions in Lexington, Kentucky:

Matt Supran and James Cho

Double Octas: Rachel Schwartz and Alisha Kewalramani; Tim Ritter and Kelsey Kennedy

Triple Octas: Angela Li and Emma Cohron; Nick Clements and Patrick Ammaturo


Finalist: Ben Schachter

All Speech Finalists qualify for the Tournament of Champions!

Original Oratory

1st Place: JJ Stewart

Semi-finalists (and receiving Tournament of Champions bids)

Rena Gabber and Ethan Zucker

Oral Interpretation

5th Place: Elizabeth Maloney

Semi-finalists: Caroline Abut, Annie Milsten, and Juliet Huneke

Dramatic Interpretation

1st Place: Kim Lee

5th Place: Caroline Abut

Semi-finalist: Jeremy Shultz

Humorous Interpretation

3rd Place: Harry Saroff