Garfield Closes Out Finals at Gig Harbor!

Debaters at Gig Harbor
We had a very successful outing at Gig Harbor this weekend! Three of our varsity teams broke to the semi-finals: Don and Rhys, Kaila and Benjamin, and Clarissa and her partner. Kaila and Benjamin were victorious in their semi-final round against Ingraham, meaning that they proceeded to finals along with Don and Rhys! Both teams [...]

Second Place at Bear Creek

Bear Creek Results
Our first local tournament at Bear Creek was a great success this year! Don and Rhys went 5-1 in their preliminary rounds and advanced to finals, where they were narrowly defeated by Kamiak. This left them with a second place finish, which was good enough to get them their first bid toward the State Championship [...]

Bear Creek Results

Bear Creek Results
Two weeks ago the Garfield Debate team travelled to the 2017 6th Annual Grizzlies Forensics Invitational at the Bear Creek School. This was the first local tournament for our varsity this year, and the first full-length tournament for our novice. Results were as follows: Varsity: Petra/Hannah: 4-2 Stella/Carter: 3-3 Quan/Mabel: 3-3 Don/Rhys: 2-4 Carl/Aisley: 2-4 [...]

Kamiak Novice Results

Novice debaters at the Kamiak Novice Tournament
Congratulations to all of the novice debaters that competed in their first tournament this past weekend! As I mentioned in my previous post, the teams that attended Kamiak included: Chloe P and Sophia Aidan and Jack Nathan and Jonah Quintin and Ben Hattie and partner I always tell the novice that they will learn more [...]

First Novice Tournament

First Novice Tournament
We’re really excited to introduce you to our newest set of debaters. Sixteen new students have joined the debate team this year as novice, which more than doubles the size of our team. Already I can tell that we are in for a fun and successful year – the novice have brought a tremendous amount [...]

Greenhill Results

Congratulations to all of our debaters that went to Greenhill! Luke and Carter went 3-3 and Petra and Hannah went 2-4 at the tournament. While both of their records are improved compared to last year, they still don’t do full justice to the amount of improvement that I saw. Both teams had very close rounds [...]