EDITOR'S NOTE: NYCUDL Debaters Dante de Blasio and Samuel Eluto win State Debate Championships! Congrats to Brooklyn Tech for sweeping Varsity and Junior Varsity Debate at States! Congratulations to Brooklyn Tech and Coaches Adam Stevens, James Bathurst, Andrew Geathers, Aubrey Semple, and the entire Tech team!
Bill de Blasio's son Dante wins state debate championship
BY JENNIFER FERMINO,
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:32 PM
Dante de Blasio’s not at a loss for words.
The First Son won a state debate championship Sunday along with his partner, a fellow student from Brooklyn Technical High School.
Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray attended the championship match at Stuyvesant High School, where Dante, a senior, and his partner Samuel Eluto, a Brooklyn Tech junior, debated a pair of students from Bronx Science on environmental preservation.
Dante told The New York Times, which first reported his victory, that he felt “really satisfied” with his performance.
“I felt like all the work I had done up until this point had really been worth something.”
His parents were thrilled.
“Congratulations Dante, Sam and your amazing coaches on winning the State
Championship for Policy Debate!” McCray tweeted on Thursday.
The First Family celebrated the victory by dining out at Bogota, a Colombian restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn.