Debate team places 3rd at TXFA qualifying meet in El Paso

by Pam Young

The VHHS debate teams competed at the TXFA Qualifying meet at Burges High School in El Paso last weekend. There were 15 teams, mostly from El  Paso. Varsity debaters Camille.  Uranga and Kyle   Seyffert came away with 3rd place honors. New debaters Ashanti Garcia and Steven Urias gained valuable experience ,  with improvement  obvious in every round!

   Seyffert   and Urania were undefeated until the   semis when they ran into a team from Big Spring. The locals did a great job, but were unable to pull off yet another win.

   Next weekend the teams will go to O’Donnell to participate  there, and get more experience in debating.  Believe me, it is SO much more than simply arguing with an opponent.

   The teams have one more practice meet at Seminole. Seyffert   and Uranga hope to gain at least 2 more points so that they can qualify for the TXFA State meet in Georgetown, the weekend before the UIL State meet in Austin.