On Saturday, the 161 Debaters met at 7am and returned at 7pm to attend the second debate tournament of the year way out at One World Middle School in the Bronx. It was a highly competitive tournament, with over 300 debaters from all over the city. 34 students from PS 161 participated. The topics were integration of special education students, whether large cities are the best option for raising children, and whether undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay in America (a topic very important to many members of our team).
1st place TIE!!: PS 161 and Anderson School
3rd place Salk School of Science
4th place TIE: Hunter and SA Harlem East