Silsbee High School debate team wins district championship

  • Silsbee High School Policy (CX) Debate Team: Trey Bourgeois, Kaylee Bourgeois, Matthew Eyre, Milo Morgan, Emma Scott-Wellman, and Lauren Scott-Wellman.
    Silsbee High School Policy (CX) Debate Team: Trey Bourgeois, Kaylee Bourgeois, Matthew Eyre, Milo Morgan, Emma Scott-Wellman, and Lauren Scott-Wellman.
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The Silsbee High School Policy (CX) Debate Team shined at the District 22-4A meet on Wednesday, Feb. 5, and came home as the District 22-4A champions.

Matthew Eyre and Milo Morgan led the team after finishing as District 22-4A champions, earning a trip to the UIL CX Debate State Meet to be held in March at the University of Texas in Austin.

Emma Scott-Wellman and Lauren Scott-Wellman finished in fourth place and became alternates to the state tournament.

Trey Bourgeois and Kaylee Bourgeois finished in fifth place.

Policy Debate is a two-on-two debate that focuses on a policy question and generally involves the proposal of a plan or advocacy by the affirmative team, while the negative team offers reasons to reject that affirmative proposal. Throughout the debate, students have the opportunity to cross-examine one another. A judge or panel of judges determines the winner based on the arguments presented.