Speech and Debate Team Comes Out On Top

Byron Raymundo and Felix Ly

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The Desert Oasis speech and debate team had a tournament at Rancho High School last weekend.  Schools from across the county participated in the debate about congress.

Sophomore Sergio Flores was one of the four Diamondbacks who were awarded a medal for top placement at the event that covered government and political issues.

“It’s like laws and bills and resolutions that we act like the House of Representatives or Senate,” Flores said.

Members said winning the speech and debate tournament is not an easy task making it feel unbelievable when they came out on top.

“It’s always an amazing feeling, it never gets old, it’s like surreal every time,”  Flores said.

Alexandra Labee, Rahel Daka and Samuel Shewmake were the other winners announced over the weekend.  Next up, the debate team will travel to LaCosta, CA and compete in a tournament there from December 12th-16th.