GW Senior Wins National Speech and Debate Event

Posted September 25, 2021

Student posing with trophy

Huge Patriot Shoutout to senior Katie Jack who won the national championship in Lincoln Douglas Debate at the National Speech and Debate Tournament this past summer. Over four days of competition and starting with 368 competitors in this event, Katie Jack reached the final round, and won!

Since 1931, the National Speech and Debate Tournament has elevated public speaking. Every summer, more than 6,000 middle and high school students travel to the largest academic competition in the world to debate current events, voice their views, and share their stories. After months of preparation, rigorous qualifying tournaments, and five days of prestigious national competition, the best of the best are crowned champions in front of a live audience of thousands and tens of thousands more streaming the events online.  This year’s event was held entirely online.

To view Katie’s winning debate, click HERE. The Lincoln-Douglas resolution debated at the National Tournament was “Does a public health emergency justify limiting civil liberties?”