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Coach Carr notes ‘concrete improvement’ at Penn Model Congress

Coach Carr notes ‘concrete improvement’ at Penn Model Congress

Ryan Strauss and Gina Beneduci
April 7, 2017
Filed under Clubs & Activities

A select few members of the Becton Debate Team just returned from Penn Model Congress after a successful conference, which took place at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Students was responsible for writing a bill whose policies and subject area pertained to the committee that they...

Strauss, Kandiel & Yoo win awards at January home debate

Strauss, Kandiel & Yoo win awards at January home debate

Gina Beneduci and Ryan Strauss
January 13, 2017
Filed under News

At the home tournament this past Friday, Becton’s debate team performed exceptionally, with Seniors Ryan Strauss and Zak Kandiel winning third place and Junior GaHyun Yoo being nominated for Best Judge. January 6 was the only home debate tournament this year, and teams from schools all across Bergen...

Seniors Strauss, Kandiel & Yoo earn debate awards

Seniors Strauss, Kandiel & Yoo earn debate awards

Ryan Strauss and Gina Beneduci
December 8, 2016
Filed under Showcase

Becton’s debate team has had many recent successes, both at home and at Yale’s 2016 Session of Model Congress. The Model Congress session took place from December 1 through 4 and is an attempt to simulate the Congress of the United States as best it can. Students are first divided up into either...

New members & strong wins for Becton Debate

New members & strong wins for Becton Debate

Ryan Strauss, Staff Writer
November 8, 2016
Filed under News

Becton’s debate team began this year on a strong note, solidifying its place as one of the Bergen County Debate League’s strongest teams. Seniors Ryan Strauss and Zak Kandiel brought home individual speaking awards in the first tournament of the year and later went on to win first place at the second...

Becton’s first debate tournament ends in success

Becton’s first debate tournament ends in success

Ryan Strauss, Staff Writer
October 26, 2015
Filed under Clubs & Activities

The Becton Varsity Debate Team had its first tournament on October 16 in Tenafly, and after the day's worth of debates was completed, the team brought home two trophies. The resolve for the 2015-2016 school year encompasses governmental surveillance of the American people, so the debates were guaranteed...

English Teacher Mr. Shin is debate coach for 2015-2016 season

English Teacher Mr. Shin is debate coach for 2015-2016 season

Savannah Jones, Staff Writer
September 18, 2015
Filed under Clubs & Activities

Practice for debate season has begun, and this year, with a new season comes a new coach. English Teacher Mr. Shin has taken over as debate coach, and his main goal is to organize and support the varsity and junior varsity teams in order to continue the Becton debate legacy. He is extremely confident...

Successful Penn Model Congress leaves seniors nostalgic

Successful Penn Model Congress leaves seniors nostalgic

Akemi Yara, Staff Writer
April 22, 2015
Filed under Clubs & Activities

Becton Regional’s debate team departed for the eighteenth annual Penn Model Congress on March 26. Penn Model Congress is an entirely student-run organization which hosts a high school conference where 700 delegates from across the nation join at the University of Pennsylvania to debate their own legislation...

Becton debaters continue to impress with multiple wins

Renee Kochinski, Feature Editor
March 11, 2015
Filed under Clubs & Activities

The Becton Debate Team has found success once again at the last varsity and junior varsity matches before the championship debates. On Thursday, February 26, the Junior Varsity Becton Debate Team and Novice Debate Team competed groups from Wood-Ridge, Cresskill, River Dell, Dwight Englewood and North...

Varsity Debate students bring home numerous awards

Varsity Debate students bring home numerous awards

Renee Kochinski, Feature Editor
January 9, 2015
Filed under Clubs & Activities

The BCDL Varsity Debate held at Wood Ridge High School on January 9 had a positive ending for the Becton Debate Team. Senior Sharon Skeahan received first place varsity speaker and Alex Gatopoulos and Renee Kochinski tied for second place varsity speaker. Both teams each made up of Sharon Skeahan and...

Becton Debate students are awarded certificates at 2014 Yale Model Congress

Becton Debate students are awarded certificates at 2014 Yale Model Congress

December 7, 2014
Filed under Clubs & Activities, Teacher Feature

Congratulations to Freshman Katie Kretzmer for winning Honorable Mention in Blue House Education and Labor and Senior David Stoltz for earning the title of Best Legislation in Red Senate Intelligence at Yale Model Congress this past weekend. Furthermore, Debate Coach Mr. Carr got the opportunity to meet ...

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