Rigby maintains momentum in Senior House Debates competition

Another strong round has helped Rigby House to hold its lead in the Senior division of Trinity College School’s House Debates program, following the most recent round of debate on Monday, November 26th.

With the season of giving back very much on everyone’s minds, students were challenged with a researched debate on the resolution that “there is no such thing as a selfless good deed.” This was the second round of debate for our Juniors (Grades 9 and 10) and third round for our Seniors (Grades 11 and 12).

In the Junior division, Loretta Hu of Burns House was the top individual, followed in order by Ketchum’s Kasey Golding and Zoe Fingas of Wright House. Bickle took the top team spot, with the pairing of JD Card and Eric Wang. Loretta and her partner, Kaylie Tsang, stood in second place for Burns, and Kasey and her Ketchum House teammate Megan Johnston rounded out the leaderboard in third place.

Ketchum was the top Junior house of the day, with two wins. Overall, Scott continues to hold a slim lead in the division, with three wins and one loss after two rounds of debate.

In the Senior ranks, Andrew Youssef led the pack for Orchard House with an impressive 115 points. Wright House’s Ainsley Poles was in second place, with Orchard’s Ethan Meinert in third. Andrew and his Orchard House partner Joseph White were the top team, followed by the Scott pairing of Amy Topshee and Nita Das. In third place were Natalie Lane and Sarah McKenzie of Rigby House.

Rigby and Scott were tied for the best record of the day in the Senior division, each posting two wins. Overall, Rigby has widened its lead in the division, standing at six wins and one loss; Scott House is in second place after three rounds of debate, at four wins, one loss and two ties.

The final preliminary round of debates is set for Tuesday, January 29th, with semi-finals to follow in February.