Klein Cain hosted a National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) debate tournament on April 4, and students from a variety of schools like Cypress Falls and Klein Oak came to compete.  Students attended during the school day wearing business attire and got together collaborating in one of the hallways as they waited.

“It’s a debate tournament to qualify for nationals,” Mariana Giraldo said. “To qualify you have to make the top two.”

The tournament was meant to help each person move up onto the next competition, and was a useful opportunity to help each individual put their hard work to good use.

“It’s like a bunch of different schools. I’m using this tournament to apply for a new tournament,” Bryce Gardner said.

This was a big deal for them considering the outcome would mean whether they could advance. Being in Debate pays off and holds different opportunities for those involved.

“It gives you better people skills, awareness of the world, and it’s a fun activity,” Gardner said.

Being here and competing was a great chance to get members out there and experience what it was like to work with what they’ve been practicing and achieving what they’ve been striving for.

“It was a cool environment to see and be in and to apply school into real life concepts,” Doerre student Gunjung Kim said.