Carroll Earns a Spot at World Championship Debate in South Africa
The tournament is an annual public speaking event that features competitors from across the world. This year 144 speakers from the United States, Canada, Bermuda, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Peru, and more attended the event held from October 26 through October 29 at Gray Academy. Competitive categories include Impromptu and Extemporaneous Speaking, Radio Newscast, Parliamentary Debate, After Dinner and Persuasive Speaking, Dramatic and Interpretative reading. Although Carroll did not make the final round in any of his event categories, his overall score as the third American speaker at the competition earned him a place on the Worlds team! He was #33, even outranking most of our competition from the Northeast conference Kingswood Oxford competes with here at home. David Marottolo '18 also attended the tournament and placed #20 in Parliamentary Debate.
Faculty advisor, Michelle Schloss said, "I was proud to represent Dan and David as their coach abroad. Both students performed beautifully, and we are extremely impressed with Dan's placement."
Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.