Middle School Debate Scores at LILA 

Chandler competed successfully at this Saturday's debate tournament at the Los Angeles International School as they discussed the harms and benefits of social media and desalination in California.
There were six schools represented, 32 teams, and 96 speakers. Chandler fielded five teams (6th-8th) with various abilities from beginner to experienced.
Here are the results: 
Team Awards out of 32 
10th - Victoria Dai, Sophie Kahng, and Elaine Liu
5th - Jacob Waxman, Gabriel Shaw, and Kenny Wang 
3rd - Adrishya Kumar, Anais Escudero, and Larry Lu 
It was remarked by the Polytechnic coach that one of Adrishya's speeches was "probably the best we're going to see at this tournament." 
Speaker Awards out of 96
5th - Larry Lu
4th - Lucy Tsai 
Tournament School Awards out of 6 
Chandler placed 2nd overall for the number of wins AND percentage of wins. 
Congratulations to all of our students, and thank you to the parents that helped with judging scrimmages, judging at the actual tournament, and providing lunch. The next tournament is at Harvard-Westlake on Monday, January 16.