Congratulations to the Peabody Debate team, which had a successful day at the latest Charlottesville Debate League tournament – the topic of which focused on whether or not compulsory voting in federal elections is a good idea. Three Peabody teams earned their way to the semifinals: Julia S. & Ananya M., Gabe D. & Danny V., and Caroline G. & Ali B. Caroline & Ali won their semifinal against a talented team from CHEC, and Gabe & Danny edged Julia & Ananya. Faced with another Peabody vs. Peabody round in the finals, the two teams decided instead to accept co-champs status.

In addition, Joshua L. won the impromptu speech competition – congratulations to all our debaters!