News from Debate
In February 2019, the team competed at the Golden Desert Tournament at UNLV and the Cal Berkeley Debate Tournament. At Cal Berkeley, Patricia Suico and Nick DiFilippo placed in the Double Octofinals out of 200 policy teams from around the country. Several younger teams also competed at both Golden Desert and Cal Berkeley developing their skills for future competitive excellence.
The team also competed in and hosted the Reagan Western Qualifier Great Communicator Debate Tournament. There were approximately 40 competitors from the Western region competing to attend the National Championship competition at the Reagan Library in July. Notre Dame will be recognized at this National Championship as a partner with the Reagan Library Education Foundation.
Lastly, the team is still competing in the International Public Policy Forum (IPPF), currently placed in the Sweet 16 out of over 200 teams from around the world. The team will find out in March if they will advance to the Elite Eight. Should the team make it to that level, they will win a trip to New York for three students and two chaperones/coaches to compete in oral arguments at the Council of Foreign Relations Pratt House.
Also, parents and alum note that we will have the annual Debate Awards on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Notre Dame. Please email Christina Phillips, email@example.com for more details. Go Knights!