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From left: Kyle Bomeisl ’12, Deepta Janardhan ’14, Rachel Moon ’15, Minnal Kunnan ’15, Sean Leonard ’16, Kurt Falk ’16, Russell Potter ’15, and Quinn Maingi ’15

The Rutgers University Debate Union had an excellent weekend at the University of Maryland! The team of Sean Leonard ’16 and Quinn Maingi ’15 continued their success, reaching semifinals at the tournament and ultimately winning fourth team.

Special congratulations are also due to Elise Zhou ’18 and Naeem Hossein ’18, who finished 9th and 4th novice speakers at last week’s Pro-Ams tournament at American University in Washington, DC.

But RUDU’s great week didn’t end Saturday night. Alex Jubb ’14, now a Teach for America corps member in New Orleans, returned to visit her old friends at Rutgers. Additionally, coach Storey Clayton returned in a surprise visit. Debaters, alumni, and friends shared stories until the wee hours of the morning. Both will be missed!

Since Maryland was the last APDA tournament of the semester, the team will be enjoying a well-earned break. We look forward to starting back up the first week of January, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We wish you and yours a very happy holidays!

Back row, from left: Sean Leonard '16, Coach Storey Clayton, Kurt Falk '16, Russell Potter '15, George Alukal '15, Quinn Maingi '15. Front row, from right: Nick Hansen '16, Victoria Disla '17, Rachel Moon '15, Gabi Cozzolino '15, Jessie Gugig '17, Alex Jubb '14, Nisha Kumar '13, Jame DiVito '16, Becky Ratero '16, Jason Boyle '13, and Deepta Janardhan '14
Back row, from left: Sean Leonard ’16, Coach Storey Clayton, Kurt Falk ’16, Russell Potter ’15, George Alukal ’15, Quinn Maingi ’15. Front row, from right: Nick Hansen ’16, Victoria Disla ’17, Rachel Moon ’15, Gabi Cozzolino ’15, Jessie Gugig ’17, Alex Jubb ’14, Nisha Kumar ’13, Jame DiVito ’16, Becky Ratero ’16, Jason Boyle ’13, and Deepta Janardhan ’14