DUDA Winter Tournament

On January 27, 2018, SEM debate competed at the first winter DUDA tournaments. This was a great weekend for the team – most novices debated in the Junior Varsity level for the first time, and we fielded a new Varsity partnership with Olivia Northcutt-Wyly and Juan Diaz. Mr. Palacios was able to come by after magnet testing and support the students!



15th place speaker – John Ramos


  • 2nd place speaker – Renee Merrick
  • 11th place speaker – Sravani Boggaram
  • 8th place team – Vanessa Vasquez and Isra Alinur


  • 1st place team – Olivia Northcutt-Wyly and Juan Diaz
  • 1st place speaker – Olivia Northcutt-Wyly
  • 4th place speaker – Juan Diaz

Thank you to Leslie Jaramillo for producing this write up and serving as our team historian.

Next up – Varsity City Championships/National Qualifiers and UIL state.