Monday, September 30, 2013

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: Debate Season Kicks Off with a Bang

The Fairmont Prep Debate Team began its 2013-14 season at the Orange County Speech League (OCSL) beginning-of-the-year tournament for novice competitors at Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita. The tournament was a great learning experience for both new and veteran debaters. We brought fourteen Prep debaters to compete while our varsity Prep debaters judged and coached the tournament. Young Fairmont eighth-grade debaters attended rounds to observe, learn and hone their own skills and strategies. For several Fairmont parents, it was their first time witnessing Fairmont Prep debate in action.

We earned Second Place Sweepstakes from a field of 12 Southern California schools that included Oxford Academy, Servite, Northwood, Magnolia, and Cypress.

Congratulations to the following Fairmont debate teams competing in the Public Forum Debate:

FIRST PLACE: Austin Kim and Leena Surapaneni
SECOND PLACE: Nicolas Flores and Bryan Dang
THIRD PLACE: Jonathan Joei and Colette Ngo
FOURTH PLACE: Evan Munaretto and Trey Smith
SEVENTH PLACE: Jia Xuan Li and Leo Liu

Additionally, the teams of Kelvin Hui & Yusi Wang and Mark Jung & Nathan Lin both earned 2-1 winning records. Congratulations on a fine showing to all who contributed to such tremendously successful outcomes. If this opening tournament is showing us anything about the season to come, The Fairmont Prep Debate Team is sure to have another amazing year!

-Contributed by Rickey, Fairmont Private Schools


  1. Santa Margarita was a great tournament! Hope we will continue to do well!!

  2. This makes me want to try debate!

  3. This makes me want to try debate!

  4. :) GO HUSKIES!!!!! GO DEBATE TEAM!!!!

  5. I am so proud of my debate team <3

  6. Great job huskies! You guys are awesome!

  7. You guys are really amazing! keep it up

  8. Nice Job Guys. Im so proud of you guys

  9. Shout out to Team Captain Anjali Narang, as her time as a debater comes to an end. You Rock Anjali!


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