Our 2020 debate team, made up of students from all three grades, was invited to a local debate tournament sponsored by Seattle University. 17 students participated in the tournament and EW placed 2nd overall!

8th grader Sage got 7th place overall. 8th grader, Nate S., received an award for top speaker for our school and 6th grader, Preston, won best new debater for our school. Several of our students, including 6th graders Preston and Luca were undefeated in their debates.

"All of our debaters exemplified Explorer West's core values throughout the tournament," says debate coach and math teacher, Jon Howland.

We're so proud of our team, and we can't wait to see how they do in January!