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Columbus Debate Has Strong Showing at CP Tournament

The Columbus Debate Team competed in the 4th Annual Miami-Dade After School Tournament hosted at Coral Park Senior High.

Twenty-four Explorers competed across four different events, with a number of students finishing with notable achievements. 

In Public Forum, the sophomore team of Matthew Monroy and Zakk Gilley finished undefeated with high speaker points to earn them a 2nd place finish. Also, going undefeated, the junior team of Gabriel Lafee and Daniel Volpe finished overall in 5th place. In Public Forum, they tackled the issue of the United States government selling arms to Saudi Arabia. 

In Student Congress, making his debating debut, sophomore Alexander La Roz finished in 5th place overall. Alex gave multiple speeches on a stacked agenda including Trump impeachment, renewable energy alternatives and other contemporary issues. 

The team will be competing at districts for varsity states this Saturday at Ransom Middle School. The team has a record high 37 students competing for a chance at the state championship across 8 different events. 
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Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.