RE's speech and debate team excelled at a national tournament in Philadelphia Feb. 10-12, as Liv Steinhardt '23 finished third in Congressional Debate; Claudia Colina '23 finished third in Program of Oral Interpretation; and Julia Cuy '25 earned sixth place in Informative Speaking. The top finishes at the 48th Annual Liberty Bell Tournament at the University of Pennsylvania were RE's best national results of the 2022-23 season.
Other team members performed well: Eduardo Michelsen '25 and Hannah Risin '25 advanced to the quarterfinals of Extemporaneous Speaking, and Ana Lourdes Gonzalez '26 and Tyler Marcus '26 made it to the octofinals of Novice Public Speaking. The team of competitors was led by speech and debate coach Kate Hamm.
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.