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Debate team members continue to develop skills at PENNMC

Pictured (L to R): Aleksander Chernaev, Tenzin Jorden, Jason Hailos, Mr. Carr, Blaze Grabowski, Hunter Sefranek, Michael Lahullier, and Ewan Lee

Jenny Marcinkowski, Lead Editor: District Initiatives & Community Affairs

April 4, 2019

Becton Regional High School’s debate members joined roughly 750 students from across the nation to participate in the 22nd annual Penn Model Congress held during the last week in March. Sophomore Blaze Grabowski took home a Best Delegate in Full Session award in addition to Honorable Mention in...

AP Gov. & Politics students conduct, interpret polls ahead of Election Day

One of Mr. Carr's students takes the time to analyze the results of their poll.

Jenny Marcinkowski, Lead Editor: District Initiatives & Community Affairs

November 6, 2018

Mr. Carr’s Advanced Placement Government and Politics class conducted a public opinion poll during the week of October 22. Students enrolled in the class were responsible for polling 105 of their peers on various topics, which included Homecoming attendance, the proposed Wellness Center, going out...

Mrs. Robitaille completes student teaching experience alongside Mr. Carr

Mrs. Robitaille is completing her student teaching experience at Becton Regional High School.

Blaze Grabowski, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

Mrs. Robitaille, who is currently working alongside History Teacher Mr. Carr, has returned to Becton from May of last year to continue her student teaching experience. The soon-to-be full-time history instructor observes all of Mr. Carr’s classes, which include APUSH 1 and 2, United States History...

Becton Debate Team successfully participates in Penn Model Congress

The debate team returned to Becton with multiple awards from Penn Model Congress.

Sarah Bourouf, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018

The Becton Debate Team visited the University of Pennsylvania to compete against 600 students from over 40 schools at its twenty-first high school conference from March 22 to 25. During the conference, all three Becton seniors had their bills pass out of the committee, and Freshman Blaze Grabowski...

‘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...

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