The debate team competed at the National Educational Debate Association national tournament hosted by St. Peter's College in Washington DC.The debate team won the team National Championship for 2009, repeating its title in 2008.
Samantha Sallee and Ben Davis were selected as All-American debaters.
Team Awards:Varsity: Samantha Sallee and Ben Davis semifinalistKaytee Byrns and Carrie McMurray semifinalst
Novice: Nick Shipe and Lindsey Dixon 2nd place
Crossfire:Lauren Harper and R.J. Crace 2nd placeMisty White and Jay Bryant semifinalist
Speaker awards:Varsity:1st place speaker: Samantha Sallee3rd place speaker: Carrie McMurray6th place speaker: Kaytee Byrns
Novice:1st place speaker: Joel Franz3rd place speaker: Lindsey Dixon4th place speaker: Nick Shipe5th place speaker: Lauren Bade
Crossfire:2nd place speaker: R.J. Crace3rd place speaker: Jerrod Stewart10th place speaker: Misty White
Assistant coach Donny Peters, graduate assistants Natascha Atwood, Alexander Newman, and Dallis Pike
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