ESU New York Debate League

Congrats to 125 students from 13 schools who competed Saturday, April 27th in the ESU New York Debate League Middle School Debate Championship Tournament at Speyer Legacy School on the Upper West Side. Through 5 rounds of spirited debate, 23 judges heard 630 speeches. This inspiring day culminated in a Final Championship Round between the Speyer and BASIS Manhattan teams. It was a well-reasoned and passionate debate with ultimately BASIS Manhattan team (Daniel Yoonsuh Lee, Anya Huntsman, Sasha Silakov) winning the 1st Place Trophies and the Speyer Legacy team (Gabriel Oscher, Lucas Hayes, Una Joy Hornick) winning the 2nd Place Trophies. The ESU is grateful to the dedication of all the ESU NYDL coaches, judges, host schools and the support of the Richard D. Donchian Foundation & Henry Niles Foundation.