Valencia High School

Tri-County Forensic League: Spring Debate Tournament

(January 25, 2015)

Gabriel Salazar, Cassidy Block, Emily Mercer, Shawn Haq

Gabriel Salazar, Cassidy Block, Emily Mercer, Shawn Haq

El Camino headed into this tournament with ten competitors (five Parliamentary Debate teams) and finished with two of the pairings, Gabriel Salazar & Cassidy Block and Emily Mercer & Shawn Haq with 2 win, 1 loss records. The field of competitors started out with 40 teams and in the end, only five were undefeated at the completion of the tournament.  For both of the 2-1 Elco squads, today’s tournament marked the beginning of new pairings. The reshuffling came following the news that Teddy Yerxa would not be able to compete in the state qualifier this year because of the Science Bowl competition. Hopefully, this will pave the way for at least one of El Camino’s teams breaking to the state championship.

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