First, Congratulations to the AZ students who competed at the Debate Tournament Of Champions last weekend in Kentucky. Bill McDonald from Brophy finished 2nd in the Extemp Round-Robin, Noah Wuerfel from Chandler Prep finished 7th in Congressional Debate, Carlos Ochoa from Brophy reached the Semifinals of Congressional Debate, and Andy McCoy from Brophy was the 15th place speaker in Policy Debate. Coming up will be the NIETOC and the Extemp TOC heading into NFL Nationals in June.
This summer, there will be many opportunities to improve and prepare for next year. Applications for the Southwest Speech and Debate Institute are due by May 31. You can find more information at www.southwestdebateinstitute.org. In addition, the ASU Debate team will host a 3 day policy debate workshop in June. Details can be found here.
Finally, we have some updates to the sanctioned calendar. It is available on the calendar of this website.