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                    #1 Speech & Debate Team in Queens

The record for the 2019-2020 season is out! We are proud to be recognized as the #1 Speech & Debate Team in Queens, NYC. With an amazing year of accomplishments, our debaters continue to bring positive energy, sportsmanship, and a healthy competitive spirit to every event.

  • At the National Urban Debate League Middle School Virtual Tournament, Early Scholars Speech & Debate triumphed as the Gold and Silver Open Division champions.
  • In the final New York City UDL Tournament of the 2019-2020 season, our debaters were undefeated with a flawless 3-0 record, securing first place in all public forum categories, Novice, Intermediate and Open.
  • At the Lakeland Classic National Debate Tournament, Early Scholars celebrated countless elimination victories, and an Open team was the first seed in the entire tournament with a flawless 5-0 prelim record, earning 1st place and 2nd place speakers overall.

                          Launch of High School Public Forum Teams

Early Scholars officially launched its first high school Public Forum division, and we could not be prouder of our three teams who competed in the National Congress Public Forum Tournament on June 6, 2020!

With three high school novice teams, we are proud to recognize:

  • Kaileigh & Sheridan (2nd place overall with a 3-1 record) 
  • Aiden & Allen (Notable speaker points)
  • Katherine & Mikayla (Notable speaker points)

Our Middle School Open division dominated the circuit with these results:

  • Zachary & Hillary (Undefeated 4-0) Co-Champion, 1st Place
  • Brandon & Annie (Undefeated 4-0) Co-Champion, 1st Place
  • Adrian & David (3-1 record) 2nd Place
  • Samantha & Ann (Winning Record)

We are equally proud of our youngest novice middle school debaters. Congratulations to Arthur, Archie, Chloe, Eugene, Isabella, Jaime, Jeanfelipe, Kaitlyn, Methulia, and Ryan! 

Overall, our novice debaters, whether highschool or middle school, are ‘newbies’ in the division who are learning the ropes, but what’s clear is that when we graduate our debaters to the open, advanced division they are a force to be reckoned with!