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Renew Victor for MSJ Debate Coach

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For the last three and a half years, Victor Rivas Umana has not only coached the MSJ Debate team, but has kept this team on its feet, dedicating countless hours to ensure our team has been able to fulfill its potential. However, his contract has not been renewed by the district, and we may no longer have Victor as head coach of this debate team. With barely two months to find a new head coach, the non-renewal of Victor's contract puts our team in a troubling state of uncertainty. 

Without Victor, there is no one on the team to register for and chaperone at tournaments, and so the number of tournaments on our calendar, especially travel tournaments, will significantly shrink. This would drastically limit our team's ability to compete at the national level that we currently compete at.

In these past few years, MSJ Debate has become nationally recognized, championing numerous tournaments and qualifying to prestigious national tournaments. Last year, we were one of the top schools with the most bids to the Tournament of Champions. In addition, we qualified multiple teams to the Catholic Nationals and the NSDA Nationals tournaments. With Victor as our coach, both the Public Forum program and the Lincoln Douglas program have shown tremendous growth in these last three years. We hope that we can continue this trajectory, but it will be much more difficult without a head coach. 

Please sign your name to help the MSJ Debate program continue to thrive. 

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