Thank you for a successful evening!

The debate informational meeting on Friday night was a huge success! Thank you to our outstanding featured speaker, Rafael Cruz. His words regarding the importance of debate for both individuals and free societies were powerful and inspirational.

The Debate Boosters would also like to thank our special speakers, Southlake Mayor John Terrell and Ms. Rachel Stevens of the National Center for Policy Analysis, the students who participated in the Student Showcase, and our valued sponsors:

Kate Smith Law, P.L.L.C.
Feedstore BBQ
Mr. John Richardson
Dr. Isabel Lopez – Life’s Medicine
Dr. and Mrs. John Richardson
Southlake Style Magazine
Sushi Zushi

Thank you to all the Dragon Debate supporters in CISD who helped with this event:

Mr. Duhon, thank you so very much for making this event possible!
Dr. Faltys, thank you for sending a statement.  We really appreciate your support and kind words!
Ms. Forbes, you would have been proud of your kids, as they did a great job! Thank you for everything you have done for this team!!
Ms. Schott, thank you for joining us a the event even after a very full day.  The students are always thrilled to see you, and you have a very special place with us!
Ms. Terry, thank you for helping us with our logistics and taking us all the way to the finish line!
Mr. Martinsen, thank you for staying late on Friday and helping us with the event. We could not have done it without you and really appreciate you taking the time!

And finally, special thanks to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for sending a personalized video for the Southlake Carroll Debate Team to introduce his father (our speaker), Rafael Cruz. Watch it here: Dragon Debate video from Sen. Ted Cruz (non-political)

If you provided an email address at the event, expect to receive more information on middle school or high school events later in the spring. If you’d like to have your name added to the email list (no spam!), please fill out the contact form below.

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Attend our informational meeting

CISD parents and students, plan to attend! We have debate programs for incoming 7th-12th grades.

Building Leaders: How Debate Benefits Carroll Students
Friday, March 28
6-8 PM
Carroll Senior High School Auditorium

This is an informational event for Carroll ISD students featuring speaker Rafael Cruz (father of U.S. Senator and Princeton debate champ Ted Cruz) and hosted by the Dragon Debate Booster Club.

  • Rafael Cruz will speak on how students can benefit from participating in debate. (This is a non-political event.)
  • Learn more about debate and the activities it encompasses.
  • Award-winning students will present short demonstrations.

Arrive early to ensure seating!