BRONX, NY - The Summit High School Speech and Debate Team claimed the Second Place Sweepstakes prize in the highly competitive New York City Invitational held at Bronx Science HIgh School.

Hilltoppers placing in the final rounds include:

Humorous Interpretation

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Beatrice Halper - fourth place

Duo Interpretation

Iain Alvidrez & Tim Erday - first place

Robbie Hoecker & David Staub - fourth place

Thea Rind & Jake Model - fifth place

Public Forum Debate

Jeremiah Cohn - first place

Anthony Yu - second place

Out of 422 debaters, Summit claimed the top 2 speaker awards

Advancing to elimination rounds:

Double Octa Finals 

Public Forum Debate

Jeremiah Cohn & Anthony Yu


Dramatic Interpretation

Caroline Abut, Maddie Lumelleau

Original Oratory

Ethan Zucker


Informative Speaking

Matt Polo

Prose & Poetry

Leah Competiello