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SLA Debate Dominates at Voices of Philadelphia Tournament

For the second year in a row, SLA"s debate team crushed the competition at the annual Voices of Philadelphia tournament!


Nikki Adeli and RubyJane Anderson swept the competition, amazingly going 6-0 straight through the day to win the tournament. In the final round, Nikki and Ruby debated none other than SLA's Mohamed Marzouk and Manna-Symone Middlebrooks, who came in second place in the tournament! Not stopping there, every SLA team advanced to the Quarterfinal rounds, with Jhonas Dunakin and Allison Patterson coming in 5th place and Katherine Hunt and Klarissa Hudson coming in 7th overall. Adding to their incredible achievements, SLA Students Mohammed Marzouk, Jhonas Dunakin, and Allison Patterson tied for the third-highest speaker score! Lastly, but certainly not least, the 2013 Voices of Philadelphia Sweepstakes Champion Award was presented to SLA! Coaches Ms. Rami, Jeff Kessler, and the Penn For Youth Debate volunteers could not be more proud of the team's achievements. Please congratulate these students on their incredible success!


1st Place in the Tournament: RubyJane Anderson and Nikki Adeli

2nd Place in the Tournament: Mohammed Marzouk and Manna-Symone Middlebooks

5th Place in the Tournament: Jhonas Dunakin and Allison Patterson

7th Place in the Tournament: Katherine Hunt and Klarissa Hudson

Tied for Third Highest Speaker Score: Mohammed Marzouk, Jhonas Dunakin, and Allison Patterson


Voices of Philadelphia Sweepstakes Champion Award: Science Leadership Academy

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