Published : Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 1:29 PM
With a tournament as high caliber and high stress as the Tournament of Champions hosted by the University of Kentucky, the high highs can be followed by the lowest lows. Nevertheless, La Salle’s Jackie Henley and Sebastian Dunbar (both pictured above on the extreme right) debated the best they ever have. Out of 120 National Champions, Jackie and Seb made it to octofinals (top 16). Moreover, Jackie Henley got the 3rd best speaker award overall. This is the first time a La Salle debater cracked the top 10 speakers. The Tournament of Champions were held on April 26 to April 29 at the University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY).
Tournament of Champions (TOC) is a national high school debate tournament held at the University of Kentucky every year on the last weekend in April. Tournament of Champions is considered to be the national championship of the “National Circuit”. Tournament of Champions is considered one of the most prestigious and competitive American high school debate tournaments. The tournament was created by Dr. J.W. Patterson, the former director of debate at the University of Kentucky. Since its 1971 inception, Tournament of Champions serves as the pinnacle of high school debate.
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