Varsity Debate at Hendrickson

Simone Heim, News Editor

Debate team dominated the Hendrickson tournament this past weekend, winning first and second place in almost every event they competed in. The team has been training hard since the last month of last school year, preparing cases, practicing drills, and doing practice debates against one another to prepare for tournaments like this one.

“I love the community,” policy debater Anjali Venkatesh ’17 said. “Making arguments about how to potentially fix everything that’s wrong with the world is really fun.”

While these tournaments are full of students wanting to win, winning isn’t everything to these debaters.

“My favorite part of the tournament would most likely be hanging out with debaters between rounds,” extemporaneous debater Jackson Freeman ’17 said. “You learn a lot there.”

The Debate Team’s next tournament is Grapevine in Dallas on September 12 and 13. They will compete in public forum, extemporaneous speaking, policy debate, and Lincoln-Douglas debate. For more information, find the Debate Team on Facebook or go to their website here.