Ms. Lee-Bey escorted the WLPCS Great Debaters Policy Debate Team on Friday to a rally for climate change at the Wilson Building. Four students presented speeches at the rally and to DC Council Chair Phil Mendelson, Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White, and a staffer of Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau. Students voiced support for a policy to reduce carbon emissions in the city. On Saturday the debate team participated in the final tournament of the regular debate season, earning a nomination for Team of the Year. Seventh grader Jackson Lewis and eighth grader Nassir Purnell-Snowden also earned nominations for Debater of the Year. Under Ms. Lee-Bey’s supervision, the team has grown from two to 14 debaters, who won many accolades. Other members of the team include seventh graders Brandon Souverain and D’Andre Person, sixth grader Aaron Smith, and fifth graders Mariana McDiarmid, Lena Webb, Vanessa McCullers, and Aaron Smith.