The Lincoln Academy Debate team. Back row from left: Julia Deitrick, coach Kathleen Halm, Elijah Jones, Quinn Conroy, Jillian McLaughlin. Middle row from left: Madison Rinehart, Ayesha Giberson, Shayla Fang, Ori Taylor. Front row: Nandi Gero. Six members of the Debate Team will travel to Chicago for the National Speech and Debate Tournament with support from the LA Boosters.

Newcastle, ME., May 1, 2024 – Lincoln Academy’s Debate Team will be heading off to National Competition in Chicago May 24-28 with support from Lincoln Academy Boosters. The school received a check in the amount of $2,000. These funds will help defray trip costs for the team.

Current Booster Club President, Dennis Prior said that “Boosters is happy to contribute funds toward this experience for our debate team. We are proud of all of their accomplishments at the state level and wish them all the best as they represent LA at the national competition.”

While athletics at Lincoln Academy continue to be a focus of the Boosters fundraising efforts, the Boosters are proud to be able to support the whole student experience. Many different groups within the school have benefited, including the Fitness Center, Music, Drama, Robotics, Cap, Gown and Yearbook Fund, the Eagle’s Talon newspaper, and EdLab, to name a few.