SWW Debaters Win Big at Urban Debate League’s 2012-2013 Championship Tournament!

Posted on: May 30th, 2013 by Admin


At the DC Urban Debate League’s 2012-2013 High School Championship Debate Tournament, held on Saturday, May 18, 2013,Walls’ debaters practically swept the competition. Eighteen teams from 7 metro Washington DC public and private high schools participated in the event, which was held at Walls.

Awards were given in 4 categories, which included individual speaker, team, sweepstakes, and percentage of wins.

Walls’ debaters won the following awards

Individual Speaker
1st Camara Hudson
3rd William Warren
4th Christie Hoyte Hayes
5th Taiwo Dosunmu
7th Jonathan Woods
8th Elena Burger
10th Brett Isaacs

2nd place–Brett Isaacs, Jacob Ausubel, Jonathan Woods
3rd place–Eva Dazell, Christie Hoyte Hayes, Olivia Johnson
4th place–Elena Burer, Taiwo Dosunmu, Rashaun Maratbek
5th place Nathan Ausubel, Zarrina Mulloboeva, Ramalla Suber
7th Camara Hudson, Liyana Ido, William Warren
9th Eden Elam, Clara McCurdy, Max Segal

1st place

1st place (winning a historic 85% of debates for the school year).

This was an extraordinary year for the debate club. We had our highest membership, 19 students ranging in grades from freshmen to seniors. Two foreign exchange students Zarrina Mulloboeva, and Rashaun Maratbek practically honed their English speaking skills while debating. And four students—Christie Hoyte Hayes, Camara Hudson, Liyana Ido, and Olivia Johnson—who anchored the debate club for the last four years while growing it into the most formidable debate club in the DC Urban Debate League, are graduating and heading off to college. They will leave behind some very strong debate club, with able junior debaters who I am sure would continue the Walls winning tradition.