On Saturday, December 12, 2015, IN-Tech Academy hosted the last middle school debate tournament of 2015. Nearly 175 debaters from across New York City made the trip to compete in three rounds of public forum debate around the issue of standardized testing in K-12 education in the United States. As students filed in, IN-Tech Dean of Discipline and Debate Coach, Wendy Spector and principal, Stephen Seltzer greeted the buzzing group of ten, eleven and twelve- year-old debaters. As students debate both sides of the issue throughout the day, a number of local community judges listened intently and voted for the teams who presented the most nuanced arguments. Following round three, the New York City Urban Debate League was presented a check a check from the Macquarie Foundation, after an amazing fundraising effort by Macquarie Group staff. After the excitement of the check presentation, the award ceremony began and Bronx students won BIG with IN-Tech, MS 15, Success Academy HS and Cornerstone Academy for Social Action taking home top prizes. Congrats to all who participated on Saturday. A special thank you to the custodial and security staff as well as the administration at IN-Tech for all of their assistance! We can't wait to see you all in 2016!