Congratulations to the Deering Debate Team and their advisors, Bilal Hussein and Krista Simonis! The Congressional Debaters of Deering Debate showcased their exceptional skills at the NSDA Qualifier Tournament held at the Maine State House, where they received a warm welcome from the honorable Sen. Jill Duson of Portland. It is with great pride that we announce the well-deserved recognition our debaters have earned, with trophies in hand from the recent state tournament. Deering Debate secured an impressive 3rd place in the state for Congressional Debate, while Lee demonstrated prowess by securing the 5th position for Congressional Debate. Lee has qualified as the 1st alternate for the prestigious national NCFL tournament in Chicago scheduled for May. In the accompanying pictures, from left to right, we celebrate the achievements of Zachary Lee, Noah Rasheed, and Laura Callaghan. Also pictured with debaters, Sen. Jill Duson and Bilal Hussein. Hats off to this outstanding team for their stellar performance!