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Brophy-Xavier Speech & Debate Places First in National Qualifier

Congratulations to the Brophy-Xavier Speech & Debate team, taking 1st Place in Team Sweepstakes and Debate Sweepstakes at the National Qualifier, held March March 21-23, at Brophy. The team's impressive showing marked a first win for the schools since 2015.

The winning team of students from Brophy and Xavier College Preparatory comprised Hope Smith '24 in Dramatic Interpretation; Mahima Sanghera '25 and Timothy Jiang '25 in Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Yug Sonawane '27 and Ethan Han '27 in Policy Debate; Santiago Paul '25 and Dione Pahilan '25 in Policy Debate; and Lucas Vargas '26 and Elise Kindle '24 in Informative Speaking. These Broncos and Gators will go on to participate in the National Speech & Debate Tournament in June. 
The Brophy-Xavier Speech & Debate team moderator is Jim Welty '14, a member of Brophy's Social Studies Department.