Damien Debaters at Punahou Tournament

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The Damien Debate Team did extremely well at the Punahou Debate Tournament.  They participated in Beginning Public Forum Debate - a fast paced style that is similar to the exchanges you see in news/media debates.  Even though it was the team's first time competing in this style of debate they presented their arguments persuasively and eloquently.  Senior Dominic Boland (not in the picture) and Junior Emanuele Muehlhauser went 6-0 ending with the best record in the event.  Junior Courtnee Elento continued to pile on her certificates for superior performances with first time debater 8th grader Ryan Fitzgerald.  Overall, even though our team was one of the smallest, we earned the highest overall win percentage (83%).