Oxbridge Debate Team Takes Home Trophies From Nationals

Oxbridge debate team members Alyson Brusie, Robbie Linck, Terrell Seabrooks and Harrison Koeppel.

The Oxbridge Academy debate team recently competed with more than 3,500 top debaters at the 2017 Nationals Tournament hosted by the National Speech and Debate Association in Birmingham, Ala. After four days of competition, the team brought home several awards, paying off months of preparation.

Senior Terrell Seabrooks was named the 2017 national champion in Congressional Debate. It was Terrell’s third appearance in NSDA Nationals in the final round of Congressional Debate, and this time he came home with a first-place trophy and a scholarship prize to apply to his college of choice.

“Terrell is one of the best congressional debaters this country has ever seen,” debate coach David Childree said. “His arguments are tightly constructed with detailed evidence and examples, and he speaks in a logical and compelling way during debate rounds.”

Juniors Alyson Brusie and Robbie Linck also competed and brought home trophies, winning eighth place in Public Forum Debate. Junior Harrison Koeppel also competed in Extemporaneous Speaking and Impromptu Speaking. The combined success of these four students earned Oxbridge a School of Excellence Trophy, putting Oxbridge among the top 20 debate schools in the nation.

The Oxbridge Academy is a private college preparatory high school, serving grades 9 through 12. For more info., visit www.oapb.org or call (561) 972-9600.