Club Parli-coached debaters made a strong statement at the February 23 Berkeley High School Parli Invitational. Bishop O’Dowd’s Sophia Odeste & Adam Stone went 4-0 in prelims, picked up their hidden semifinal round, and advanced to finals, finishing with a 5-1 record. Aragon/Pioneer hybrid Albert Hao & Jessica Zhu put together a perfect 4-0 prelim record but dropped their hidden semifinal round and ended the day 4-1. O’Dowd duo Paulina Harding & Gratia O’Rafferty went 3-1 in their initial prelim run but did not advance to the hidden elim rounds but still finished strong with a 4-1 win-loss record. Hillview’s Katie Doran went 3-1 in her first four rounds and ended 4-1 after picking up round 5. Aragon/Crystal Springs hybrid Alina Chen & Amanda Hao also put in a 3-1 prelim run but dropped the final round to finish with a 3-2 winning record.