NEW HAVEN, CT - A 40-student strong contingent -- including several freshman -- competed against counterparts representing more than 200 schools from throughout the country at te Yale Invitational Tournament.

Hilltoppers advancing to the elimination rounds included:

Junior Varsity Public Forum Debate

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Brandon Shaw & Anthony Yu - Octafinals

Original Oratory

Juliette Gringeri - Octafinals

Program Oral Interpretation

Gracie Beardsley - Quarterfinals

Dramatic Interpretation

Josh Daley - Quarterfinals

Original Oratory

Ethan Zucker - Quarterfinals

Humorous Interpretaton

Harry Saroff - Semifinals