Commonwealth participated in its first-ever virtual debate tournament as it kicked off the new year—and found promising results.
Hosted by Roxbury Latin through the Zoom platform, the tournament was highly competitive, as the virtual platform removes need for travel and allows more participation from near and far. Despite the crowded field, the Commonwealth debaters performed up to their usual standard.
Miles Kodama '22 and Amelia Orwant '21 tied for first as an Advanced team, while Amelia tied for third individually. Meanwhile, Romen Der Manuelian '23 and Elias Melcher '23 made their debut in the the Advanced category, and more than held their own, after participating in a few Novice debates as freshmen.
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