Chicago Debate League Speech Contest

The Chicago Debate League just concluded a city-wide speech contest about Criminal Justice reform. The topic was incredibly timely. Students had 5 minutes to provide an original speech.  I can’t even begin to describe how excited and proud I am of the results:

FIRST PLACE: Penny Park!!

SECOND PLACE: Maya Agrawal!!

SLES took the TOP TWO SPOTS! Please also know that we had two additional great speeches submitted by Ruhi Agrawal and Brandon Barroso. Such a great way to cap off an amazing year for the SLES debate team.

Parents, Criminal Justice reform is the topic for next year. We are looking forward to a meaningful discussion about what is such an important time for all of us.  I hope to see lots of new team members next year.