DSHS Students Place Second at UIL CX Debate State Tournament
March 22, 2021
Dripping Springs High School speech and debate students posted strong performances at the UIL CX Debate State Tournament and the Texas Forensics Association (TFA) State Tournament held virtually over Spring Break. Senior Jackson Kaiser and junior Katherine Mihaly placed second at state in CX Debate to highlight the competitions.
This year’s CX Debate topic was Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing. Kaiser and Mihaly competed against 27 other teams from across the state. They qualified for the state tournament after winning the district meet in January.
Kaiser and Mihaly also competed in the TFA State Tournament, advancing to the double octofinal round in Policy Debate. In addition, Eli Craddock advanced to the semifinal round in Humorous Interpretation. A total of 10 DSHS students qualified for the TFA State Tournament.
In order to qualify for the TFA state tournament, students must earn at least 10 points, which are awarded by placing at TFA invitational qualifying tournaments.