Garfield Heads to Dallas, TX

Hannah and Petra practicing ahead of Greenhill.
On Friday the debate team will head to Dallas, TX to participate in the 2017 Greenhill Fall Classic. This is one of the most competitive tournaments that we attend all year, made all the more difficult because of how early in the season it is. We are only permitted to bring two teams to the [...]

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to another year of Garfield Debate! This week we got off to a running start with a three-day workshop. Many of our debaters spent time at camps this summer, so much of our time this week was spent sharing what they had learned at those camps. This year our topic is US education [...]

Federal Way Results

Federal Way Results
This past weekend Garfield participated in the 2017 Federal Way Invitational. Three teams finished 3-2 (Quan and Griffin; Stella and Petra; Sara and Rhys) and two teams finished 2-3 (Mabel and Aisley; Isabella and Carl). Nice job everyone! And, a special thanks to Griffin for stepping up to debate with Quan, in order to give [...]

Incredible Success at Gonzaga

This weekend seven of our debaters braved snow and the treacherous Snoqualmie Pass in order to debate in the Conway Classic at Gonzaga University. This was large national tournament with some tough competition, but our teams did a fantastic job. In particular, Petra managed to go 4-2 in the preliminary rounds and then break to [...]

A Great Weekend for Garfield!

This past weekend was a milestone for the Garfield debate team – it was the first time that we have managed to attend two tournaments in one weekend! Ms. Young and I took the 3rd year debaters to the 2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament in Chicago, while Ms. Glinski took the novice and 2nd [...]

Our Success Continues at Gig Harbor!!!

Last weekend the debate team participated in the 2016 Gig Harbor Invitational, with success at both the novice and varsity levels. I’m delighted to say that Quan and Sara not only broke to the outrounds, but ended up winning the entire novice division of the tournament! I had the great pleasure of watching their Finals [...]