FSB seniors qualify for national debate tournament

Henry Geller '21 and Parker Hollendoner '21 have qualified for the National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) 2021 Grand National Tournament after an outstanding run at the Baltimore Catholic Forensic League (BCFL) Metro Championship Tournament. The team was also named the BCFL Metros Champions for public forum debate after winning the final round. sophomores Francesca D’Alessio and Ally Wolfe also participated in the tournament as the #10 ranked team out of 79. 

Upper School students have been active in virtual debate tournaments throughout the year, with the following students winning medals: 

Varsity Debaters
Henry Geller & Parker Hollendoner (1x gold, 1x silver)
Ally Wolfe & Francesca D’Alessio (2x bronze)

JV Debaters
Noah Ripke & Keller Handwerk (1x gold)

“None of this would have been possible without strong student leadership,” says Upper School History Teacher and Debate Team Faculty Advisor, Travis Henschen. “Thank you to the debate team co-leaders: Henry Geller, Parker Hollendoner, Ellie Proutt, and Joseph Badros. I also want to thank Molly Smith for supporting the team’s research activities and giving up several Saturdays to judge tournaments throughout the school year.”
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