Xavier students honored with national, state accolades in speech/debate, ballet, athletics

Xavier College Preparatory freshwoman Emma Elsbecker qualified for the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Birmingham, Ala., in June with her “informative speaking” performance in the Arizona state tournament last month. Ms. Elsbecker and her Brophy/Xavier Speech and Debate teammates placed second at the state championship competition, according to a press release.

PCDS Speech & Debate Team wins back-to-back state titles

The Phoenix Country Day School Upper School Speech & Debate Team won its second state championship in as many years this past weekend at Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson. Thirty PCDS Upper School students started their spring break by competing in the event. After two days of competition in over 15 different events, the team was crowned back-to-back state champions in speech and debate, according to a press release.

Students triumph at Speech and Debate Nationals

Nine Phoenix Country Day School students spent the first weeks of their summer break preparing for and competing at the 2015 National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in Dallas, Tex.