Debate workshop results in three champions


Josalyn Taylor

Debate can be a scary thing for students who have never done it before. While in past years the debaters have had to tough it out and head into the debate room for a trial by fire of sorts, this year the team headed to a debate workshop in Salado. While there, they not only received additional instruction on how to debate in rounds, but they also had a chance to compete in low-pressure practice rounds.

“It was nerve-wracking and scary,” senior Kaiden Loep said. “I’m glad that I was able to have someone explain everything to me before I debated.”

The workshop was for the new debaters to understand the idea of a debate rounds, but a couple of the returners went to get help, also.

“It was a good learning experience. I’m glad I was able to go,” senior Nadia Garcia said. “I know it will help me later on in the year.”

Several of the students won their rounds and came home with trophies.

“It was boring when we were learning about the case, but I learned a lot,” senior David Alcantar said. “I liked being with my friends for this new experience.”