Geneva school of Boerne started a competitive high school debate team three years ago with six students meeting once a day at lunch. Today, competitive debate is a full year class and they compete at the state, national and international levels in two debate events. They have represented Geneva and classical education at the Texas State Tournament, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, The University of California, Berkeley, and The International Public Policy Forum. Team members have received bids to the Tournament of Champions and will be competing at the National Tournament this June. Classical education is a unique foundation for competitive debate which is the only forum allowing our students to compete against every other high school in the U.S. This seminar will discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of competitive debate and the step-by-step process of building and coaching a team that will let your student take rhetoric as far as they can go. Two members of the Geneva (Boerne) Debate Team will be present.