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Debate team at Stanford
The Odette Debate team poses at the entrance to Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

Odette debate team competes at Stanford University

On March 8th and 9th the Odette Debate Team had the opportunity to compete in Palo Alto, California, for the Stanford University debate tournament. As the only Canadian team there, Odette debated against many world class schools, including Yale, MIT, Duke and Chicago.

The five teams (Tom Krizonavic and Andrew Moukled; Ankur Karnik and Joshua StDenis; Michael Ruffolo and Mark Plante; Daniel Sprague and Mike James; and Kayla Bondy and Hasitha Sridharan) each battled in 5 rounds of fierce competition over the course of the weekend. Odette competed admirably with the team of Kayla and Hasitha being the most successful, winning two of their rounds. The young Odette team also greatly benefitted from staying on to watch the semi-final and final rounds of competition.

The next stop for the team will be Chicago University on April 12th and 13th. The team will be practicing hard in preparation for Chicago and is looking forward to continuing their progress.