UPDATE: In early June, Danny G. ‘23 and Sean M. ‘23 competed at the National Speech and Debate Tournament. They finished in the top 25 teams in the country, out of 217 that qualified in their respective state tournaments to compete in policy debate. Danny and Sean were undefeated and did not lose any ballots during the six qualifying rounds. In the elimination rounds, they were the only underclassmen to make it to Round 11 of the 16 round tournament. Join the Gilman community in congratulating Danny and Sean for this accomplishment!
February 2021: Over the weekend, Danny G. ‘23 and Sean M. ‘23 won the Chesapeake District qualifying tournament for the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA). Danny and Sean will compete at the NSDA’s annual national tournament, which will be held online this year. The qualifying teams will debate on the issue of criminal justice reform.