Hancock's Debate Team Wins Big at November Tournament

On Saturday, Nov. 21, twelve Hancock students competed in a virtual Chicago Debates tournament from 8 am to 3:30 pm.
Top speaker awards earned by:
  • Mitchelle Zavala
  • Kaitlyn Miranda

  • Tamara Ward

  • Andrez Martinez
  • Jonathan Delgado

  • Carla Garcia 


Top team awards earned by:

  • Kaitlyn Miranda & Tamara Ward

  • Emilia Swiderska & Mitchelle Zavala  

  • Carla Garcia & Jonathan Delgado  

  • Montserrat Espinoza & Fatima Mendoza  


The cases they debated included the affirmative and negative sides to:

  • Eliminating money bail

  • Eliminating predictive (big-data) policing

  • Requiring and monitoring police body cameras

  • Defunding the police

Our next tournament is Dec. 12.


Students can still join.  Please contact Mr. Salazar: rsalazar at cps dot edu