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.