Once Upon a Time I Was a High School Debate Champion

Debate Winners

High school debate winners - Elizabeth VanderPutten of Sacred Heart Academy  was was the second place winner overall.

     

2nd Place Winner Overall 

I was the second place winner overall. The trophy in my hand went into the showcase at Sacred Heart Academy.

My team from Sacred Heart Academy took second place, beating out 27 other teams from the Nassau County Interscholastic Debated Association and the Catholic Forensic League of Rockville Center.

Shown here (left to right):  1st place, Robert Wright: me (Elizabeth VanderPutten), with the 2nd place trophy; William Clarke, debate president; and Kathleen McFall with the 3rd place trophy. Others include Brother John McGrath, sisters Bernard Mary and M. Elizabeth Loretta, and Richard Welch from the American Legion.


The Hempstead Tablet, Saturday, March 4, 1961

New York State 1960 Forensic League Finals Winners

Catholic high schools won 33 of the top 36 places in the state-wide competition. 

Extempor was my field. Shown with me (left) are Suzanne Guidos, Ann Garagan, Nora McCarville and Nancy Lamb.


The Hempstead Tablet, Saturday, April 9, 1960

 

 

New York State 1960 Forensic League Finals Winners. Catholic high schools won 33 of the top 36 places in the state-wide competition. Extempor was my field. Shown with me (left) are Suzanne Guidos, Ann Garagan, Nora McCarville and Nancy Lamb.