Stoneleigh-Burnham students competed in the final debate and public speaking competition of the school year on Sunday, April 30. Four novices and four advanced members of the SBS Debate and Public Speaking Society competed in the tournament held at Deerfield Academy. SBS finished the tournament with 6 wins and 6 losses at this tournament.

Advanced teammates Victoria Subritzky Katz and Juliana Merullo were nearly undefeated, with one loss by only one point to Milton Academy. They defeated Deerfield Academy and the Groton School. The advanced team of Julia Thayer and Sophie Hathaway lost to The Hotchkiss School and St. Sebastian’s School and defeated Westfield.

In the novice division, teammates Ember Larregui and Jacqueline (Jax) Morgan defeated Northfield Mount Hermon and Hopkins Academy and lost to Hotchkiss. Lila Lofving and Miles DeClue also competed in the novice division and lost to Groton and Phillips Exeter Academy and defeated Deerfield.