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This Year's Debate Topic
The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity.

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Tradition and History

 The Jesuit Debate Team celebrates over 75 years of excellence and awards a varsity letter for TFA State Qualification.

Success at the National Level


National Debate Coaches Association National Varsity Championships (3rd in 2007; 5th in 2015 & 2011)
National Debate Coaches Association National Novice Championships (1st in 2022)
Novice Nationals at Woodward Academy in Atlanta (9th in 2017, 2016) 
Second Year Nationals at Woodward Academy in Atlanta (2nd in 2005)


competitions draw schools from across the country. 
Jesuit Dallas placed within the top 10 at the following competitions:

Grapevine High School
Greenhill School
New Trier High School (Illinois)
St. Mark’s School of Texas
University of Southern California/Notre Dame HS

The Glenbrooks (Illinois)
University of Texas
Redlands University (California)
Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville)
University of Houston

Lexington Massachusetts
Colleyville Heritage High School
Emory University (Atlanta)
University of California at Berkeley

State Tournament Hall of Fame

Qualifying for the TFA State tournament is an accomplishment on its own... qualifying for the elimination rounds reflects a unique achievement for debaters. Jesuit debaters listed below not only qualified multiple times for state but also accomplished the unusual multiyear appearance in the elimination rounds.

Gold Medal Debates