During 2021 and 2022, the YCQ Debate Team participated in the Middle School Yeshiva Debate
Society against many other schools. The students wrote speeches on a multitude of topics, such as
children and electronic use and even taxes on chips, soda, and fast food.
On Monday, May 23, the YCQ Debate Team competed in the 2022 Middle School Yeshiva Debate
Society Championship. The topic was “armed security in private and public schools.” Both sides
made commendable arguments. In all three debates during the year, YCQ had the best scores, and
won the 2022 Middle School Debate Society Championship.
The students worked diligently and did very well. I would like to congratulate all the participating
schools on their achievements throughout the year. Schools that participate in the Debate
Society include YCQ, HALB, Flatbush, Yavneh, SAR, HAFTR, Noam, Kushner, Barkai, HANC, and
The 2021-2022 YCQ Debate Team members are: Menashe Basalely, Eyal Traeger, Pauline Tawil, Sara
Sullivan, Rebecca Sisser, Michael Zavulun, Elianah Aminova, Adam Kaykov, Gabriel Koptiev, Assaf
Davidov, Yair Davidov, Emily Akbshev, Benjamin Toobian, Jonathan Khaimov, Liora Ashurov, Ariel
Pinkhasov, Aviel Babaev, and Adam Pinkhasov