Congratulations to the Middle School Debate Team who took 1st place at the Polytechnic Invitational this past Saturday. As one of the largest middle school debate tournaments in the country, the competition featured over 100 teams and more than 300 debaters. Eighth graders Charlotte Powers, Kristina Marter, and Christine Gotthardt won the championship with Chaminade taking top school overall. The team of Lexie Afradi, Spencer Levitt, and Jack Cheney also finished undefeated, placing 7th, and Chaminade won five of the Top Speaker awards. For the fifth year in a row, the team has qualified for the National Championship and will compete at Claremont-McKenna College on April 20.