Grierson Wins the Great Debate
Graduating political science major and Westmont College Student Association (WSCA) President Hannah Grierson argued her way to the top of the Westmont Debate Tournament and earned $500 on April 23 in the Global Leadership Center. She argued against the topic of the United States implementing a universal basic income. Sophomore Eden Lawson, who recently won the David K. Winter Servant Leadership Award, came in second place, taking home $250.
Sophomore Jack Gilley won the debate against sophomore Jasper Litton, claiming third place and $100 for arguing against California public schools requiring school uniforms.
Professors Elizabeth Gardner, Lesa Stern, Alister Chapman, Tom Knecht, Ed Song, and Jim Taylor judged the debates. Professor Katherine Bryant advises the debate club.
Debate club president and WCSA vice president Hans Khoe, who graduates in May with a degree in political science, has tabbed Gilley to be interim president in the fall. “Ebun Kalejaiye will be president and Rebecca Li will be vice president in the spring when they both come back from their study-abroad programs,” says Khoe, who will pursue a Master in Public Health before applying to law school.