It was a great weekend at Cal for the St. Vincent Debate Team!  Kara Flageollet & Laynie Stephens got further at this tournament than any SV team ever has.  After earning a 5-1 prelim record, they defeated their first outround opponents on a 3-0 decision, advancing all the way to the “bid round”.  They ended up as the 19th rank in the tournament (out of nearly 300 teams from across the country) but unfortunately the bids only went to the top 16 teams.  In the JV division, Harmony Carillo & Cristina Borba earned a winning 4-2 record and only missed breaking by a few speaker points!  Honorable mention goes to Fiona Duffy & Julia Anderson and John Pitre & Nick Braun in JV as well as James Fidler & Hisa Tome in Varsity who all earned even records.  Next up, SV will compete at the State Qualifying tournament on March 5th in the East Bay

We also qualified one more team to the National Debate Coaches Association National Championship Tournament in April in Pennsylvania.  That team is Senior Hisa Tome and Junior James Fidler.