DelFra ’24 and Scarpato ’24 Place 1st in District 15 Debate Tournament

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DelFra ’24 and Scarpato ’24 Place 1st in District 15 Debate Tournament

Malvern Prep students showcased their debating expertise at the District 15 Debate Tournament, hosted by the Pennsylvania High School Speech League at Harriton High School on February 8. Among the three teams representing Malvern Prep, seniors Lou DelFra and Leonardo Scarpato won first place and secured a spot in the upcoming States Tournament slated for March 15 and 16. 

Additionally, Malvern Prep's team of Austin Trout ’25 and Mac Traynor ’25 placed third, while Alex March ’25 and Jimmy Bobbitt ’24 placed sixth. Their participation and contribution to the tournament highlight Malvern Prep's commitment to excellence in speech and debate.

Each of the teams engaged in parliamentary debates, tackling numerous thought-provoking topics. From weighing the merits of wind energy versus solar power to deliberating on the implications of generative AI, and even analyzing the potential impact of the Hispanic vote in upcoming US elections, these students showcased their ability to engage with complex issues.

Congratulations to each participant!