Debaters Deliver Strong Performance at Notre Dame/USC Invitational

The varsity debate team of seniors Jake LoRocco and Emmanuel Ruiz placed third, and the team of seniors Beomhak Lee and Alandro Valdez placed 17th at the Notre Dame High School/USC Invitational in Los Angeles where almost a 100 teams from 15 states spanning coast to coast competed in the three-day event.

LoRocco and Ruiz finished the preliminary rounds with a 5-1 record with wins over teams from Illinois, Arizona, California, and Texas. The duo defeated Rowland Hall St. Mark’s School (Utah) in the first elimination round, Head Royce School (Calif.) in the second and San Dieguito Academy (Calif.) in the quarterfinals before losing to Liberal Arts and Science High School from Austin in the semifinals.  

Lee and Valdez finished the preliminary rounds with a 4-2 record with wins over teams from New Hampshire, Washington, and two teams from Utah before losing to St. Vincent De Paul School (Calif.).