On October 17, 2015, in a tournament that included Barringer H.S., East Side H. S., Newark Academy, Science Park, University H.S., Newark Early College, North Star H.S., West Orange H.S. and Mount Vernon H.S., our students took first and second place and then won the competition outright. Mr. Ferrand, the Debate Director said our students were not known to the judges, but blew them away through their powerful speeches and arguments. Confronted by some teams that were 20 strong, our students held their own and brought it! Congratulations to the Debate team of Michael Lawrence, Rouwaida Nitiema, Kasson Chapman, and Michelle Bamidele. These Roughriders brought recognition and victory to our school and helped perpetuate the notion that as Rough Riders we are not afraid to take on any challenge.
Please join me in celebrating the success of our debate coach, Ms. Shery Serrattan, and the members of the debate team.
Way to go!