Last weekend, Galloway Debate competed at two tournaments, our novice season opener at Johns Creek High School and a national competition hosted virtually by the Westminster Schools.
At Johns Creek, Galloway Debate competed against thirteen schools from across the state of Georgia. The team of Charlotte Dinerman '26 and Rishav Ranganathan '25 was undefeated in preliminary debates, advancing to Finals with victories over local rivals Pace Academy, Johns Creek HS, and Alpharetta HS. In individual speaker rankings, Charlotte and Rishav were awarded 3rd and 4th speaker overall. This marks the second year in which Galloway Debate has reached Novice Finals at Johns Creek.
At Westminster, Galloway Debate competed against twenty-seven schools from nine different states. In Junior Varsity, the team of Emerson Waller '25 and Eliana Diaz-Williamson '25 advanced to elimination debates with preliminary victories over the Westminster Schools and Berkeley Preparatory School. In elimination debates, Eliana and Emerson reached JV Finals with a victory against the undefeated top seed from Berkeley Preparatory School. This marks the second year in a row that Galloway Debate has reached Finals at the Westminster tournament.
"Reaching Finals at both Westminster and Johns Creek for the second year in a row is an amazing accomplishment," said Debate Coach Clay Stewart. "The entire team worked incredibly hard, and I couldn't be more excited that their hard work paid off."
Way to go, Scots!