The Debate Team earned first, third, and fifth place in the varsity division and a first/second place close out in the novice division this past weekend at the Denton Guyer Invitational where 25 teams from the metroplex competed in the two day event. In the varsity division, the team of seniors Gio Ferrer-Falto and Ethan Jackson earned first place; the teams of seniors Ashik Amar and Logan Kim and sophomores Justin Burns and Jack Martin reached the semifinals earning third place; and the teams of seniors Jack Madden and Pete Weigman and sophomores Kyle Cribbins and Joshua Ramos reached the quarterfinals earning fifth place. In the novice division the teams of freshman Aarin Jain and junior Chris Martin and the team of freshmen Ethan Beyer and Sam Steffler completed a close out after both teams won in the semifinals.The big prize of the weekend was that four more teams qualified for the State Debate Championships. Jesuit has qualified a school record 8 teams (the previous record was 6) for the State Championships to be held in Houston during Spring Break in March. Ten seniors, 2 juniors, and 4 sophomores have now qualified. Ferrer-Falto and Jackson, Amar and Kim, Cribbins and Ramos, and Burns and Martin all needed between 2 and 4 points going into the weekend to finish their qualifying and all achieved the necessary points. 22 Debaters competed, four seniors assisted with novice, and 3 alumni back from college joined to judge and assist. Truely a historic weekend for the Debate Team.
Debaters win both divisions of Denton Guyer Invitational and qualify four more teams for State