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DSHS Debater is Academic All-American


Dripping Springs High School senior Max Bibeau has been selected as an Academic All-American by the National Speech and Debate Association.


The Academic All-American award recognizes high school students who have earned the degree of Superior Distinction in debate (750 points); completed at least five semesters of high school; demonstrated outstanding character and leadership; and earned a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). This coveted award recognizes academic rigor, competitive speech and debate success, and personal excellence. From more than 141,000 student members fewer than 1000 students earn the Academic All-American award. This award places Max among the top 1 percent of all student members of the National Speech and Debate Association in the country. 


Last year Max qualified for the state tournament in both Congressional Debate and Extemporaneous Speaking. He placed in both events, finishing fourth in Congressional Debate and sixth in Extemporaneous Speaking.