Sutter Debate in State’s Top 12

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Sutter Middle School’s debate team took many of the top honors at the Northern California Debate Championships on Saturday. Out of the 50 teams (150 students) competing from throughout Northern California, Sutter’s four teams all placed in the top 12. With 3-1 records the teams of Olivia Sison, Sam Adams and Trevor Pearce and Elizabeth Fugit, Sydney Bagshaw and Della Mahoney placed 12th and 11th, respectively. With a perfect 4-0 record, the team of Evan Drukker-Schardl, Shaina Zuber and Chloe Craig placed third overall.

The team of Sarah Whipple, Nate Fleming and Inga Manticas, also at 4-0, placed first overall. They competed in a final public debate for the NorCal Cup; unfortunately, they lost the decision 2-1. Sutter debaters also placed high individually: Shaina Zuber (8th), Inga Manticas (7th) and Sarah Whipple (2nd overall). Congratulations to coach Michael Baradat.