Debate Team Members Qualify for Nationals

For the first time in school history, Duchesne will participate in the Tournament of Champions.

Avnika Dubey, a junior, became the first Duchesne student in history to fully qualify for the Tournament of Champions in either speech or debate. She competed at the Lamar High School Debate Tournament on Saturday, January 26 where she placed first in both prose and poetry and earned two additional speech bids to the prestigious post-season national championship. Earlier in the month at the Copper Classic Tournament in Salt Lake City, Duchesne debaters Danielle Linbeck and Sylvia Duarte finished 7th overall and received the school’s first silver bid to the Tournament of Champions.