Debate Team Members Compete in National Tournament

Sylvia Duarte ‘20 and Sofia Varner ’20 competed on the district team at the National Speech and Debate Tournament.

Sylvia Duarte ‘20 and Sofia Varner ’20 competed in the National Speech and Debate Tournament held in Dallas from June 16-21, 2019. Sylvia and Sofia were part of a district team that included students from local schools Memorial High School, Hastings High School, and The Village School. The team did well considering it was their first time competing in the event, finishing with a respectable 3-3 record.

Additionally, Sylvia earned wins in rounds 5 and 6 to end the season with a total of 981 National Speech and Debate points. She has now surpassed Sarah Swackhamer '18 as Duchesne's all-time leader in points earned.