Coed Varsity Debate · Debaters Compete at Alta Silver and Black Tournament of Champions


Park City High School students showed well at this prestigious national tournament right in our backyard on November 30-December 2. The vast majority of the entries here were out-of-state schools with deep forensics programs where the best debaters begin in 5th or 6th grade and attend tournaments and camps year round.
Each of the seven Miners teams showed that we belong by winning at least some of their 6 long, grueling rounds in preliminary competition. In Lincoln-Douglas debate, Teia Swan and Aidin O’Brien ended with a very satisfying 3-3 record.
In a field of 93 teams in Policy debate, Robbie Allison & Serena Haas broke and competed with the top 32 in the Double Octos round.
In Public Forum debate with 97 teams, Gavin Serr & Boyana Martinova broke, won their double octos round and made it with the top 16 to the octos round.