MARSHALL MA | CORRESPONDENT
La Cueva’s debate team held their second official practice last night. We saw very high productivity and a virtual 100% member return rate. We also added many new members as well.
The team is growing rapidly and fosters an unprecedented number of aspiring debaters this year. The team now has nearly 80 members, making it one of the largest activity programs in the entire school and numbers are still growing.
But what has warranted this growth?
Susan Schripsema, La Cueva’s debate coach, accredits this year’s growth to “awesome captains and recruiters.” Alex Heitt, a member who is returning after a year off, owes his re-recruitment to the captains of the team as well.
Sounds like competent captains make for a competent team. This is especially apparent in the team’s previously mentioned high productivity levels. Varsity members are currently preparing to compete at the Los Alamos tournament on the 25th of this month. Novices are on track to be fully ready to debate a scrimmage on the 19th.
Both in size and productivity, La Cueva Speech and Debate is more powerful than ever.