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Two Pierce students reached the Final Round of Deree Invitational Debate Tournament

On Friday May 15, Saturday May 16, and Sunday May 17, Pierce debaters took part in the Deree Invitational Debate Tournament, for the first time hosted completely online!

Two Pierce students, Panagis Gouvelis and Marilena Hadjicosta (with their partners) both reached the Final Round of the championship. In the ranking of speakers, Marilena came 2nd and Panagis came 7th. Another Pierce student, Klea Tryfoni, came 8th in the overall ranking of speakers.

Panagis has been a member of the Greek National Debate Team since early January. Now, due to a change in the composition of this team, Marilena has officially joined the team as well. That means that the 5-member national team now includes two Pierce students!

Congratulations to our debaters!