Fenway’s Debate Team Makes Finals in Debut Appearance

Fenway’s Debate Team had an outstanding showing in the first tournament of the season. Held at Charlestown High School on October 7-8, all four of the debate team members qualified for the final round and ultimately placed 9th and 10th out of 42 teams. This was the first debate for all four team members: Elisabeth Bastien ’18, Jisela Gonzalez ’17, Graciela Lara ’18, and Natanya Russell ’18.


This year’s Boston Debate League topic is: “The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic and/or diplomatic engagement with the People’s Republic of China.” Debate teams from across the city will address this topic over the next several months.

Congratulations to the Fenway team! We are excited to watch them throughout the season.