12 students win 14 awards at Penn Model Congress

Ari Feuer, Opinion Editor

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Shalhevet’s 25-member debate team has won 14 awards at the Penn Model Congress tournament, which ended this afternoon in Philadelphia.

Senior Jenny Newman and junior David Rokah won two awards each.

Gavel winners were Jenny in Supreme Court, Daniel Aronowitz in committee; Justin Brandt-Sarif  in Supreme Court;  and Michael Suriel in committee.

The other awards were Honorable Mentions.

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Here is a summary:


Jenny Newman – Honorable Mention in committee and gavel in Supreme Court

Daniel Aronowitz – Gavel in committee (first-time winner)

Ariella Benji – Honorable mention in full session

Keren Meir – Honorable Mention in committee (first-time winner)

Nethaniel Kukurudz – Honorable Mention in committee


Justin Brandt-Sarif – Gavel in Supreme Court

Michael Suriel – Gavel in committee

David Rokah – Honorable Mention in committee and Honorable Mention in full session

Ari Feuer – Honorable Mention in committee

Deanna Grundfeld – Honorable Mention in committee


Michael Lenett – Honorable Mention in committee (first-time winner)

Daniel Schwartz – Honorable Mention in committee (first-time winner)

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