SJNA Debate Team Wins Gold at WISDAA World Schools Event

The SJNA Debate Team went a perfect 3-0 on their way to the gold medal at the inaugural event on Friday (April 19).

DEFOREST, Wis. – On Friday, April 19, the St. John’s Northwestern Academies Debate Team picked up the gold medal at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Speech & Dramatic Arts Association (WISDAA) World Schools Event at the Wisconsin State Meet held at DeForest High School.

In the inaugural running of the event, the SJNA team went a perfect 3-0 on the way to the state title, and finished the 2023-24 season with an 8-1 mark.

Over the three rounds on Friday, Captain Marcus Hagen led the way with a 73-point average over the three rounds. Jack Bickers and Carl Swanson also turned in outstanding performances with averages of 72 and 71 points, respectively.

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