Hingham High Debate Team Attends Rounds 5 and 6


Will Sutton

Dylan Lindsay and Matt Rice, senior Varsity debaters, organize their evidence during their first debate.

Will Sutton, Contributing Writer

On Wednesday, January 11, the Hingham High Debate Team attended rounds 5 and 6 of the Southeastern Massachusetts Debate League. Both Varsity and Novice debaters engaged in structured policy debates at Silver Lake Regional High School, with Affirmative debaters arguing for “…increased economic and/or diplomatic engagement with China”, and negatives tasked with identifying and displaying flaws in Affirmative plans.

Hingham High teacher Shawn Nugent led the team to a league victory two years ago, and last year a Hingham team made it to the finals under his guidance. This year, his Varsity Affirmative A Team, Hannah Kelman and Olivia Million, have a near flawless record with only one loss. Varsity Negative A Team, composed of Kyle Sutton and Scott Myers, has gone undefeated. Most Hingham Varsity teams have near-perfect or perfect records this year, and, with only three regular rounds left in the season, Hingham is warily eyeing the finals.