November 6, 2013 at 3:53 PM
MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn High School hosted the first of six of the Catholic Forensic League Tournaments in the New Jersey circuit on Saturday, October 26. This is the sole forensic tournament that will be hosted by Millburn this year and hundreds of students from around the state participated in the event.
In the end, Millburn landed in fourth place overall in the Millburn High School Forensics Tournament. In the congressional debates, Josh Halpert was in sixth place and Ryan Siegel was in fifth place. Patrick Hong earned the fourth place title in the junior varsity Lincoln-Douglas debates. David Yaffe and Arik Wolf earned sixth place and Allan Lee and Simon Yang was awarded third place for the junior varsity public forum debate. Steven Song was in fifth place in the junior varsity extemporaneous event. In the speech events, Andrew Singer landed in second place for his dramatic interpretation, while Stephanie Cabrera was awarded first place for her varsity oral interpretation.
"I thought the tournament went better than I could have ever hoped," said Millburn's head forensics coach, Edison Sanon. "The parents took over and took away a lot if the stress and decision making. The team did well and was happy so see a mix of champions and up and comers. I had seen the work they put in and they really put their good foot forward especially the novice of teams. As for the tournament I can look forward to 364 days off from hosting and can focus on coaching the team to better things more directly.”
The Millburn Forensic Team’s booster club provided food and helped raised money for the team for future tournaments.
Tiffany Li, a Millburn student and Lincoln-Douglas debater, said "The tournament ran really smoothly and Millburn did quite well. I'm proud of our novices who all have great potential."
In the coming weeks, the Millburn Forensic Team will participate in a tournament in Montville on Nov. 9, Nov. 16 at Manville, and at Randolph and Villiger in Philadelphia on Nov. 23.