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Carlsbad debate team starts season with wins

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad High’s speech and debate team started its season with a bang, winning top honors in two major tournaments to date.
The Winter Debate tournament, held Jan. 28 and Jan. 29 at Helix Charter High School, saw 16 schools competing in four different debate categories. Carlsbad’s team walked away with a second place overall, including first places in the parli and public forum categories.
La Costa Canyon hosted a Winter Individual Event tournament Feb. 5, where 11 schools competed in 12 different events. Carlsbad’s team won top honors — First Place sweepstakes, with first place in six of the 12 events.
“I am impressed with our rankings, and proud of our team’s accomplishments,” Coach Minnia Curtis said. “This team started with a handful of members just four years ago. We are now over 100 strong and true contenders.”
Carlsbad High School will be hosting the State Qualification Tournament on March 4 and March 5.
“There are several ways you can support these outstanding young people. Donations of supplies and money are always appreciated, but you can also volunteer to judge; no experience is necessary,” Minnia said.
For more information, contact Curtis at (760) 331-5257 or e-mail