There are many students here at Northwest who are excelling in various sports and activities. Among these students is senior Tony Trent, who is an incredible debater. Trent recently won the state debate championship in impromptu and domestic exemp, which is a tremendous accomplishment. Over the curse of his high school career, Trent has transformed into one of the great debaters in Northwest history. As a sophomore, Trent got his first exposure to the debate and forensics program. He wasn’t quite sure what debate would provide, but it has proved to be a valuable experience for Trent.
“Debate has taught me the value of public speaking and learning the different perspectives on a particular issue” Trent said.
Trent feels debate can be a tremendous learning experience for anyone. He encourages the underclassmen, especially the freshmen who will be coming up next year to give it a shot.
“I recommend debate to anyone who wants to expand their views” Trent said.
As far as for his future, Trent is not sure if he will continue in the field of debate and forensics
“If I get a scholarship for debate, then I will certainly do it in college” Trent said.
The National Debate and Forensics Championships will be held in June in Indianapolis and Trent has high expectations for himself heading into the event.
“I hope to get to the finals and maybe finish in the top three” Trent said.
The competition will be stiff in Indianapolis, but Trent can definitely get the job done. We wish Tony the best of luck for Nationals and his future in college.