Summit High School Forensic Team members JP Lucaci, right, and Tom Garvey prepare to leave the Harvard National Forensic Tournament, held the weekend of February 19-20, where they placed 33 out of 240 Public Forum Debate teams.

The Harvard event is the largest in the country and student teams from throughout the country compete.

“JP and Tom had a great showing for the first time Summit students have competed in this prestigious event,” said Anne Poyner, co-advisor to SHS’s Forensic Team along with teacher John Kratch. “They have been Summit’s Public Forum Debate team for two years and have always been successful in placing in the top six at every local tournament.”