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What is competitive debate? The type of competitive debate that Jesuit does is called cross-examination or policy debate. Policy debate focuses on a specific proposition of policy that is chosen annually by all high schools that participate in debate and speech nationally.

This year’s topic is Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially curtail its domestic surveillance. The resolution creates the focus of controversy and divides the ground between the affirmative and negative sides. The affirmative side supports the resolution by advocating a specific way to enact the resolution. Learn more about Jesuit Debate

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Contact Coach Lingel at dlingel@jesuitcp.org or Coach McFarland at tmcfarland@jesuitcp.org for more information.

over 70 years of excellence

And the richest legacy of the school, including 

Texas Forensics Association State Debate Champions in 2011, 2010 Close Out, 2002, 2000, and 1979

Texas Forensic Association State Debate Finalists (Second Place) in 2007 and 2001
Texas Forensic Association State Debate Semifinalist in 2007, 2005 (2 teams), and 1998
Texas Forensic Association State Quarterfinalist in 2008 (2 teams), 2006, 2003, and 2001

Jesuit debaters have finished first or second at following state level tournaments

Colleyville Heritage High School, Houston Memorial High School, Hockaday School , Mansfield Timberview High School, Plano Senior High School, Plano West High School, Plano East High School, Flower Mound High School, Carrollton Newman Smith High School, Carrollton Creekview High School, Coppell High School, Southlake Carroll High School, Naaman Forest High School, University of North Texas

Jesuit Debaters have finished in the top ten at the largest tournaments in the country

Greenhill School, St. Mark’s School of Texas
University of Southern California
The Glenbrooks (Illinois) and 
Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Emory University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Redlands, University of Texas, National Debate Coaches Association National Championships

Contact Debate
Dan Lingel
Counseling / Debate
972-387-8700 x361
Tracy McFarland
Social Studies / Debate
972-387-8700 x417