The year of the (Seagoville) dragon


No debate about it, Seagoville Dragons are hot.

As the new kids on the block, the Seagoville High School Debate Team started the year strong earning the title of City Champs in the novice category of the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance fall competition. To close out the year, they clinched the novice division again winning the competition’s spring event.

Not a bad record and certainly one that’s bringing excitement and stirring up Dragon pride throughout the Seagoville community.

“This is a great accomplishment,” Coach Mark Harrington said. “This was their first year in competition and their record is the best in their division. We look forward to building on this and continuing our progress.”

The team, composed of juniors Cayro Bustos and Gisselt Estrada, won the gold medal during the March 27-28 event. Teammates Chris Caddell and Jazmin Cortez took the silver medal. Bustos also won the Best Speaker category.

The championship title is just one of the many exciting accomplishments for the Dragons this year. The school’s Academic Decathlon team advanced to state competition representing the district in the medium school category. This was the school’s first time going to state where they placed 19th out of 56 teams.

To top it off, Seagoville placed first in the speech, spelling, and journalism categories during the recent Academic UIL competition earning more than 20 medals and advancing to the UIL regional competitions later this month.

Could this be the year of the dragon? So far, it seems the answer is an emphatic yes.

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