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Jenny Marcinkowski Dominates: Senior Wins Debate Award and Essay Contest

Senior Jenny Marcinkowski Wins Debate Award and Essay Contest

Noelia Moore, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

With college quickly approaching for the upperclassmen at Becton, Senior Jenny Marcinkowski has been making sure to dominate her extracurriculars this month. The senior recently won the VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Contest, as well as the award for Best Judge at the Debate Team’s meet in Becton on...

New Members Bring a Fresh Perspective to Debate

2019-2020 Becton Debate Team

Sarah Oehlmann, Editor: Sports, Clubs & Student Activities

November 18, 2019

Becton’s “nearly famous” debate team has another amazing season underway, going up against schools including the Bergen Academies, Fort Lee, and River Dell. Debate’s advisor Mr. Carr, who’s been coaching for the past 30 years, expressed “I’m wicked optimistic about our team this season. We a...

‘Slow but steady’ wins the debate

Senior Natalie Paredes credits Mr. Carr's guidance for her success in debate.

Maya Dobrygowski, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

The Becton Debate team is currently making “slow but steady progress” five debates into the school year, according to Debate Coach Mr. Carr. Just two weeks ago, Becton hosted a debate with several other high schools in attendance including Leonia, River Dell, Ridgefield Park, Bergenfield, Wood-Ridge,...

Senior Yoo earns Most Valuable Judge Award

Cindy Muco, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

As part of the Becton Debate Team, Senior GaHyun Yoo has earned the title of Most Valuable Judge. This award is granted to debate judges that reflect neatness in their writing and fairness in their scoring as well as detailed and beneficial advice to fellow debaters. The Becton senior was chosen for...

Becton Debate Team sees growth in size, experience

The debate team will be attending Model Congress at Yale University in December and at the University of Pennsylvania in March.

Konrad Messyasz, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017

This year’s Becton Debate Team is comprised of 24 members in total with nine members competing at the varsity level and 15 participants at the junior varsity level, which includes three varsity judges and three trainee judges. The freshmen who joined this year are Aleksander Chernaev, Tenzin Jorden,...

Coach Carr notes ‘concrete improvement’ at Penn Model Congress

The Becton Debate Team passed eight bills at this year's Penn Model Congress.

Ryan Strauss and Gina Beneduci

April 7, 2017

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

Ryan Strauss and Zak Kandiel placed third at the Becton Varsity Debate this month.

Gina Beneduci and Ryan Strauss

January 13, 2017

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 Ryan Strauss, Zak Kandiel and GaHyun Yoo show off their awards won at the North Bergen tournament.

Ryan Strauss and Gina Beneduci

December 8, 2016

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

Seniors Zak Kandiel and Ryan Strauss place first in the Fort Lee tournament.

Ryan Strauss, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016

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

The debate award winners are Zak Kandiel, Ryan Strauss and Ayah Suleiman.

Ryan Strauss, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015

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

Mr. Shin reflects on his first season as debate adviser.

Savannah Jones, Editor

September 18, 2015

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...

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