Novice/JV Debaters Kick Off Season at Flying L Invitational
The Debate Team competed against schools from all over the tri-county area at Ft. Lauderdale High School. In total, 26 Explorers competed in six events, 22 of them competed for the first time. Congratulations to Mr. Martinez and all the winners.
Some of the highlights of the tournament include:
-Carlos Gutierrez finished in 1st place as the only undefeated debater in the tournament.
-The Novice LD Squad all finished with 2-2 records.
-New comer, Ryan Yglesias, finished in 6th place in Novice LD.
-Matt Rockwell made his debating debut, finishing in 2nd place in Novice Mixed Extemporaneous Speaking.
-In Novice Policy debate, Andrew Castro and Giancarlos Miguel had an outstanding tournament, finishing in 3rd place with a 2-2 record.
-In Varsity policy debate, Andres Perez and Marcos finished in 5th place overall.
-In Big Questions debate, Michael Denis and Fernando Mendoza made it to the top 6.
-In Original Oratory, Caden Serrato wrote a touching piece tackling the Healthcare crisis in America and finished one of his rounds in 2nd place.