The Speech & Debate Team won the PA District 11 Championship for the second consecutive year earning 18 spots at the state tournament to be held on March 19 and 20. Alex Sorgini ’21, Sam Perry ’21, Zach Whiting ’21, and Sebastian Barnes ’22 earned qualification to the state tournament ahead of the district championship based on their achievement throughout the competition season. Additionally, Theodore Peebles (Lincoln Douglas), Andrew Kim ’22 (Poetry), Ronan Romano ’23 (Parliamentary Debate), and Blaise Slifer ’24 (Parliamentary Debate) were recognized as District Champions.
Prior to the state tournament, the Speech & Debate Team will compete National Catholic Qualifiers held on March 5 at Pennsbury High School and the Valley Forge NSDA Qualifiers held on March 12 and 13. National Catholics is to be held on Memorial Day Weekend in Washington, D.C. while NSDA Nationals will be held in Louisville in June.