For the third time this school year, a Ransom Everglades speech and debate team won a national debate event in public forum; this time it was Sophia Rubinstein '22 and Eva Tariko '22 who finished first at the John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by The Blake School in Minneapolis December 17-20.
Dashiell DeStefano '22 finished third in Congressional Debate as Liv Steinhardt '23 made it to the final round. Ceci Granda-Scott '22 and Nicole Rodriguez '22 advanced to the final 16 in public forum, as Noah Gold '22 and Rodriguez finished ninth and 10th, respectively, in the Speaker Awards.
Gold and Zach Marcus '22 won two previous public forum events to earn a No. 1 ranking in the nation in the event. All of the teams are led by RE Speech and Debate Coach Kate Hamm.
DeStefano, Rubinstein and Tariko, and Granda-Scott and Rodriguez also earned qualifying bids to the end-of-season Tournament of Champions event in Lexington, Ken.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.