Archer Debate dominates second tournament with ‘impressive performance’

From left to right, head coach Salilah Gray, Isabel Adler '17, Ciel Torres '17, Charley Griffiths '20,Abigale Lischak '20, Drew Kretchmer '20, Allie Worchell '20, Isabella Terraciano '20, Isabella Silvers '20 and Anna Brodksy '20 pose after the second tournament of the season. Adler and Torres went undefeated. Photo courtesy of Gray

From left to right, head coach Salilah Gray, Isabel Adler '17, Ciel Torres '17, Charley Griffiths '20,Abigale Lischak '20, Drew Kretchmer '20, Allie Worchell '20, Isabella Terraciano '20, Isabella Silvers '20 and Anna Brodksy '20 pose after the second tournament of the season. Adler and Torres went undefeated. Photo courtesy of Gray

Nine Archer students attended Narbonne High School on Dec. 3 for the second debate tournament of the season and had “an impressive performance,” Dean of Students Travis Nesbitt wrote in an email.

Four teams competed in public forum: a two-on-two debate.

Seniors Isabel Adler and Ciel Torres went undefeated and won all three of their rounds. They also received a trophy.

“Isabel and I were in complete shock when we found out we were undefeated. We were convinced we had lost them all. Hearing our names called during the awards ceremony was very humbling,” Torres said.

Freshmen public forum teams — Abigale Lischak and Charley Griffiths and Allie Worchell and Drew Kretchmer — won two out of their three rounds, and received a medal.

“I was really excited especially since it was my first time debating. I was really proud of myself because I beat a team of two boys who were arrogant and rude to me and Allie. When I heard my named called at the awards ceremony I was astonished and so happy for me and Allie,” Kretchmer said.

Freshmen Anna Brodsky and Isabella Silvers Terraciano also competed in public forum.

Isabella Terraciano ’20 was the only student to compete in Lincoln-Douglas: one-on-one.

“I feel much more confident after a successful tournament,”Worchell said. “I was really nervous at first, but after going and experiencing it I feel a lot more confident for the next tournament.”