Published on February 9th, 2016 |1
Westminster debate team wins Barkley Forum National tournament
The Barkley Forum for High Schools has been committed to supporting high school forensics since 1956. With more than 74 schools in attendance, Dayal and Hall, currently the fourth-ranked team in the nation, won 10 consecutive rounds to reach the championship.
Along the way in the semifinals, they triumphed over the No. 1 team in the nation from the Blake School in Minneapolis to secure a spot in the final round against Raam Tambe and Jerry Wang from the Peninsula School in Menlo Park, California.
After a debate about the merits of the U.S. government’s surveillance policies, Dayal and Hall were victorious over Peninsula in a 22-5 decision coming from a panel of judges known as the Barkley Forum key coaches.