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May 2019

Mamaroneck High School Policy Debate Team Wins State Championship in Varsity and Novice Divisions

In just its third year, The Mamaroneck High School Policy Debate Team.,  won the State Championship in both the Varsity and Novice (Beginner) divisions in a dominating performance over the weekend of April 6-7. The duo of senior Susanna Weber and junior Stefan Suben won the Varsity crown, while the freshmen tandem of Rayeed Rahman and Jacob Miller won the Novice division. All four debaters also received speaker awards in their respective divisions.

 

In addition to winning the championship, several other teams qualified for the elimination rounds. In the Varsity division, juniors Jacob Ross and Nathan Karas made it to the semifinals, where they bowed out to Susanna and Stefan, while in the Novice division, the teams of freshmen Conrad Runte and Ari Kass Amsterdam and Jarrod Land and Jackson Owen, and the team of junior Anthony Behpour and freshman Jake Blechman also made it deep into the elimination rounds.

 

 Additionally, freshmen Veronica Rubin and Derek DeVito also won speaker awards.