St. Vincent Debate had one of our best tournaments ever at the Bronx Invitational October 13-15 in New York City.  Both teams, Laynie Stephens & James Fidler and Lani Frazer & David Kilpatrick, cleared to the elimination rounds after earning winning records in the prelims.  The big news is that Laynie & James made it all the way to the semifinal round of the tournament (out of a field of more than 100 teams) and earned a bid to the Tournament of Champions to be held in Lexington, Kentucky in May 2012.  The ToC is the most prestigious high school debate tournament of the year.  In order to qualify, debaters needs to earn 2 bids at various tournaments throughout the year.  SV Debate will continue to seek these bids at further tournaments this year.  Next up, 60 SV debaters will compete at the first local league debate of the year on Saturday October 22 at James Logan High School and two weeks later, 30+ SV debaters will head to Southern California for the big USC invitational November 3-6.  Way to go SV Debate!