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Eliot Students Participate in First Middle School Debate of the Year

Students from the Eliot’s Middle School Debate team competed in their first debate of the school year at Suffolk University last week.

The Eliot students placed in both individual and team divisions in this debate competition that included over 175 students from schools across Boston.

In the Novice division, Grade 8 student John placed 11th, Grade 6 student Max N. placed 13th and Grade 6 student Ryan placed 19th.

In the Novice team division, Team Max and Ryan (Grade 6) placed 9th, Team Lorenzo and Max M (Grade 6) placed 12th and, Team Amelia (Grade 7) and John (Grade 8) placed 14th.

We are so proud of our students and their commitment to become critical thinkers and use their voice to positively impact their communities. – Eliot Principal Traci Walker Griffith

 Each week, students practice with one another and engage in evidence-based argumentation on the topic for the season. Principal Griffith also gave a special “shout out” to coaches Kiara Boone and Tara Correa for supporting the growth of the Eliot students.