SV has TWO great stories to report from this weekend.  At the first GGSA league debate of the year, 58 SV debaters competed against schools from all over the Bay Area, many SV kids in their first tournament ever.

Novice debate: Winning Records were earned by Jacalyn Murphy & Anna Griffin, Becca Grant & Gwenith Isaacs, and Brandon Evans & Chris Faulknor. 
JV debate: Winning Records were earned by Keelin Dober & Nico Lamaison and Jocelyn Edmundson & Sky Doble.
Varsity debate: Winning Records were earned by Sydney Griggs & Brianna Martin and Josh Martin & Matt Aguirre

20 more SV debaters were “batting .500” and only missed trophies by one debate!

And on the NATIONAL CIRCUIT: Laynie Stephens & James Fidler earned their 2nd bid to the 2012 Tournament of Champions, which means SV will now officially compete at the TOC for the first time EVER!  Laynie & James were undefeated in the prelims at the CSU Fullerton Invitational and made it all the way to the final debate of the tournament, taking 2nd place in the end.  Lani Frazer & David Kilpatrick earned a winning record in prelims, won their octafinal debate and made it all the way to Quarters — just one debate away from getting their shot at a TOC bid.  AND all 4 kids placed in the top 10 speakers of the tournament: Lani (9th), Laynie (7th), David (6th) and James (5th).

Congrats to all the SV debaters for their hard work this weekend.  Next up 30+ debaters head to LA for the USC Invitational November 3-6 and then the 2nd league debate of the year will be November 12th in Sonoma.