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The Peaslee Debaters attended the University of Pennsylvania Pro-Ams this weekend. Julie Baker continued her impressive run with another first place finish in the Novice Speaker category. She also placed 6th overall out of 144 speakers. Other placing novice speakers were Sam Asarnow in sixth, Corlett Wood in 8th, and Daniel Putnam in 12th. In the novice team competition, Baker and Putname teamed up to place first, with Tom Emmons and Michael Pollack finishing third, Max Parke and Ben Warren placing fourth, and Wood and JeYong Oh coming in sixth.