On Sunday, December 8, 2019, two Pierce B Lyceum students, Panagis Gouvelis and Marilena Hadjicosta, qualified at the Athens Round of the Cambridge School Debate Competition to attend the International Round in Cambridge, England in the spring of 2020. Panagis was named Best Speaker and Marilena came 3rd in the overall speaker ranking, while another B Lyceum student, Moses Taramboulous, ranked 4th, tying with five other speakers with the same number of points.
These three debaters were members of the winning team at last year’s Panhellenic Forensics Association Tournament.
Panagis and Marilena also took part in the Deree Invitational Debate Tournament (November 22 – 23, 2019) where Panagis, along with his partner, competed in the Final Debate and won! Both Panagis and his partner also came second in the overall Speaker Ranking. Marilena qualified for the Semi-Final round and came 7th in the overall Speaker Ranking.
There were also successes among the Novice teams (beginners): two C Gymnasium students, Alexandra Feloukatzi (c7) and Maria Tourni (c3), qualified for the Final Novice round! In the Novice Speaker Ranking, Maria came 5th and Alexandra came 9th!