Debate team nabs win, looks up to older leaders

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Harsh Singh

Among 21 teams, the Bruin debate team placed first at the Mexico Annual War of the Words. While there, juniors Shray Kumar and Matthew Vincent placed first in their divisions, Dec. 6. Vincent said the feeling of getting first place was unexpected.
“I think the reason for my surprised feeling was our last round opponents were really good,” Vincent said. “The debate itself was really close, and, instead of feeling proud for winning, I was reminded why I liked debate so much.”
With fellow debaters placing first, junior Zoya Khan said it has a good influence on the team, as the two lead the younger members by example.
“The team as a whole is more enthusiastic about speech and debate after Shray’s and Matthew’s performance,” Khan said. “Matthew and Shray put a lot of work into writing their cases and helping out the novices, and I think their success bolsters the confidence of the team.”
By Harsh Singh