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Debate Team
Coach: MacLean Andrews

Assistant Coach: Emily Luther

Mission: Debate teaches students to learn and have fun while competing in public speaking events. Debaters learn to research, organizational, and argumentative skills. We compete in speech and debate events including Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Congressional Debate, and many more individual speech events. A successful debater graduates from our program better prepared for college, job interviews, and life.


A Tradition of Excellence:

Gonzaga Prep is the only school in the State of Washington to have won three National Championships in Speech and Debate. No other Washington School has won more than one. G-Prep has also won multiple state and GSL titles.


2016-2017 Gonzaga Prep Debate Schedule

October 20-21 Rookie Rumble - Lake City

November 3-4 Viking Invitational - Coeur d’Alene High School
November 10-11 Bear Brawl - Central Valley High School

December 1-2 University of Washington

December 8-9 Feline Frenzy - Mt. Spokane
December 15-17 John Edie Holiday Debates (Blake) - Minneapolis, MN

January 5-6 Conway Classic - Gonzaga University
January 26-27 Southside Invitational - Ferris High School

February 1-3 Thomas S. Foley Memorial Tournament - University High School February 16-17 State Qualifiers - North Central High School

March 10 State Individual Events - University of Puget Sound
March 16-17 State Debate - Gonzaga University

April 27-29 Tournament of Champions - University of Kentucky

May 26-28 National Catholic Forensics League  Nationals - Washington, DC